Numbers - We have decided to celebrate the 10th edition of the Urbancreativity.org conference suggesting "numbers" as generic theme for 2023.

Our research sharing and dissemination work blend many amateur, professional and academic perspectives on: Graffiti/ street art/ public art - represented in our journals SAUC and CAP.
Will be a specific conference group of panels dedicated to: Urban user research/ user experience reflecting UXUC journal.
Some relations will also occur with drawing /architecture studies populating the AIS and BBDS (online) journals.

Some possible approaches to the generic theme:

What are the relations between research and numbers ?
What are the mathematics that support decisions from stakeholders ?
How to balance quantitative and qualitative research ?

What about analysis ? What are the impact of numbers, indexes, values ?
What numbers say regarding urban creativity, graffiti, street art or user experience?
What decisions they support ? Do we have the right numbers? How can we get them?

What kind of drawings and images have relations with numbers ?
Can we find the correct algorithm for identifying art, street art, graffiti ?
How do we measure street usability ?

What are the ethics for using numbers ?
Is it ethical to use numbers in all cases ? 

And finally (but not less important), about Artificial Intelligence (algorithms):
What are the relations of AI and graffiti / street art / urban and public art ? 
What are the relations of AI with city user experience, drawing and city image ?

Knowing that many times the conference and our publications also serve as a place to share your ongoing work, we welcome your adaptation of your work to the theme, but we also welcome proposals that do not have any relation with the theme (always subjected to the acceptance to present on the conference by the executive committee, and by the scientific committee to publish in one of our 5 journals).

Theme specific suggested bibliography:

Boscaino, M. (2021). Developing a Qualitative Approach to the Study of the Street Art World. SAUC - Street Art and Urban Creativity7(2), 8 - 25. https://doi.org/10.25765/sauc.v7i2.473
Franconeri, S. L., Padilla, L. M., Shah, P., Zacks, J. M., & Hullman, J. (2021). The Science of Visual Data Communication: What Works. Psychological Science in the Public Interest, 22(3), 110–161. https://doi.org/10.1177/15291006211051956
Gregar, J., 1994. Research design (qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods approaches). SAGE Publications228.
Hamdy, B. (2015). Walls of Freedom:. SAUC - Street Art and Urban Creativity1(1), 67 - 79. https://doi.org/10.25765/sauc.v1i1.19
Handbook on smart urban innovations: United Nations Development Programme (no date) UNDP. Available at: https://www.undp.org/publications/handbook-smart-urban-innovations.
de la Iglesia, M. (2023). Making Use of Pre-existing Street Art Object Metadata. Document | Archive | Disseminate Graffiti-Scapes, 175 - 187. https://doi.org/10.48619/indigo.v0i0.708
Marsh, S., 2022. User Research: Improve Product and Service Design and Enhance Your UX Research. Kogan Page Publishers.
Noah, J. (1997) Street math in wildstyle graffiti art. Available at: https://www.graffiti.org/faq/streetmath.html.
T., Schliemann, A., & Carraher, D. (1993). Street mathematics and school mathematics. Cambridge University Press.
Willcocks, M., Thorpe, A., Toylan, G., Clavell, G., & Moliner, L. (2015). The hands behind the cans. SAUC - Street Art and Urban Creativity1(1), 80 - 91. https://doi.org/10.25765/sauc.v1i1.20





Call for papers 2023 is Open! 
The submissions are open to all Journals. Open the page of the Journal and select Submissions > Make a New Submission. 

All the abstracts and papers on every Journal received until 5 of June (new date) will be also analysed for conference presentation. The participation in the conference is a decision of the authors, it's not mandatory to present in the conference in order to get published. Notifications of acceptance and question if the author have interest in presenting in the conference will be sent out by 8 June 2023.

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If you have interest on co-editing an issue
and/or organize a panel in the conference
please fill this form: https://forms.gle/QbDHaHwxCEKNt2uD9

More details about the conference theme and activities on the next newsletter.
For those who wish to participate in the conference without presenting a paper, registration will open soon.
Authors of accepted abstracts do not need to register.


2023 Calendar:
12 of February - Call for papers for all journals and conference are open;
Until 5 of June (new date) - Abstracts and papers on every Journal will be analysed also for conference presentation;
8 of June - Notifications of acceptance and question if the author(s) have interest in presenting in the conference;
6 - 8 July 2023 - Lisbon Urban Creativity Conference and Activities
1 of September - Last call deadline for full papers on every journal (for issues not yet published);
Until 15 October - Conclusion of all pending reviews (we expect to review as soon as issues get populated).
15 of December - End of all pending layouts (we expect to layout as soon as issues get reviewed). 
31 of December - End of editorial year, all issues launched (we expect to publish issues during any time of the year). 




Check the latest publication.
Proceedings of the goINDIGO 2022 International Graffiti Symposium

goINDIGO 2022 has managed to bring various disciplines together. That is why the editors hope that the contributions in these proceedings can collectively be considered a proper methodological status quo on the inventorying and dissemination of graffiti records. Because most academic efforts focus on the analyses of graffiti, these proceedings also hope to kickstart further discussion and interdisciplinary scholarly action on the (need for) proper documentation and dissemination of graffiti. Critical, maybe even uncomfortable, reflections like those vented in this volume form an essential part of this discourse.

20 articles/ 321 pages
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