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Call for Abstracts and Artworks is closed


We invite abstract submissions on presentation topics relevant to Practice-oriented research in Art and Design. Submissions should fall into one or more of the following areas: scholarly research, case studies, creative practice, or design pedagogy and non-colonial art and design practice. We welcome proposals on a variety of topics across the field of Practice-oriented research in Art and Design.

Due to quality assurance requirements to promote diversity of thinking and avoid editorial endogeny, abstract submissions are limited to one per author/group of authors.

Link 2021 accepts papers that include, but are not limited to: 

  • Art and design practice-oriented research: methodologies, projects, experiments, interventions, and thinking.​

  • Pedagogical interventions and curricula development for the studio of design practice​

  • Design practice focused on societal transitions towards diversity and sustainable futures​

  • Indigenous epistemologies

  • Art and Design practices in the context of technology and media​

Link 2021 accepts submissions into the following categories:

  1. Practice-oriented research proposal by artists, designers, practitioners, researchers and educators

  2. Master and PhD ongoing projects: practice-oriented research in the field of Art and Design​


Practice-oriented research has established itself in the postgraduate setting around the world, particularly in the fields of Arts and Design. In addition to research at Master and PhD levels, the incorporation of the practical dimension is also present in different technical, artistic, and bibliographical productions carried out by professors, students, and research groups. This scenario has favoured new and interesting discussions about experimentation and critical thinking in the contemporary academic context. The LINK 2021 Symposium is an event created to broadening these discussions and stimulating researchers, educators, filmmakers and artists about the possibilities and potential of practice-oriented research.

In its third edition, the Link Symposium opens its call for an online exhibition of artistic works resulting from projects, individual or collective, developed within the academic sphere.

Given the interdisciplinarity and diversity of research and projects, any categories of works are eligible – with no limit on works per participant. There are also no restrictions on the original language of the work, year of production and format. Given the COVID-19 pandemic, it is a mandatory condition that each registered work can be presented or represented in online digital support, such as a video or website (containing the record or the work itself).

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