The creation of AIS (International and peer-reviewed journal) was born out of a growing recognition within the architectural field of the profound role that images play in shaping our understanding of the built environment. Architecture is not merely about constructed spaces, but also about how these spaces are perceived, represented, and interacted with visually. 

The AIS Journal is included in the 5-year experience of the Urban Creativity conference and publishing activities started by Graffiti and Street Art as topic of research. We have noticed that there was a noticeable gap in the literature dedicated specifically to exploring the visual dimension of architecture and in particular relation with processes of creation, both of and on architecture.

AIS provides a platform for multidisciplinary research that transcends the traditional boundaries of architecture. It encourages contributions not only from architects and architectural historians but also from visual studies scholars, photographers, artists, and others who examine the visual aspects of architectural representation. By doing so, the journal fosters a broader discourse that enriches the field and enhances our comprehension of the built environment.

AIS is dedicated to international perspectives. As we know, architecture is a global discipline with profound cultural, historical, and contextual variations. Our journal recognizes this diversity and actively seeks to explore architectural representation across different regions and traditions. Through this commitment to diversity, we aim to create a more inclusive and holistic perspective on the practice and study of architecture. The international appeal of AIS is evident through our diverse editorial board, which is now constituted by members from nine countries, spanning different continents. Their collective expertise ensures a global perspective on architectural image studies. Furthermore, our journal actively encourages contributions from authors worldwide, and our published articles consistently explore local and global issues.

In conclusion, online Journal, AIS is focused on the image production realms that are connected with Architecture and Design, among others architectural and design photography, 2D and 3D drawing technologies (CAD) project and inspirational illustration. Blind peer reviewed Open Access regular scientific publication devoted to to contribute to the knowledge exchange of researchers and professionals interested in developing the particular relations that drawing and sketching have on different areas of application.

AIS have English as the working language. The handling of special issues, adhere to the journal Reference Style, Editorial Procedures and Peer-Review, and Ethics. Depending on the issue the special issues could have specific scientific committee compositions. 

About Open Access:
This is an open access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. This is in accordance with the BOAI definition of open access.

About Copyright:
Authors retain the copyright to their work, licensing it under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY-NC). Authors are permitted to post their work online in institutional/disciplinary repositories or on their own websites