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Conference: Scene design, between profession, art and ideology, Zlatibor, Serbia, 8-10 November 2012‏

5th International Conference


November 8-10 2012
Zlatibor, Serbia

Call for Papers

Department for Architecture and Urbanism of the Faculty of Technical Sciences in Novi Sad, and S.Cen (Serbian Centre for Scene Design, Architecture and Technology) lead by professor Radivoje Dinulovic PhD, in the cooperation with the National Theatre Užice, are organising an international conference titled “Scene design – Between Profession, Art and Ideology” that is to be held from November 8-10 2012, during the Yugoslav Theatre Festival “Without translation”. Morning sessions will be held in the Hotel Palisad on the Zlatibor mountain, and the afternoon sessions, which are essentialy the side program of the festival, will be held in the National Theatre in Uzice.

Conference organisers welcome paper proposals on the following themes:

• Theatre architecture
• Space of contemporary drama
• Scene design – professional, artistic and currating practices
• International influences od spaces and events on contemporary art and public life
• Real and virtual spaces in performing arts
• Theatre technologies in relation to objects of theatre and performance
• Cultural policies and production in relation to theatre spaces

Presentations at the conference will be grouped acording to three general themes:

1. Scene design as a field of professional work in theatre
2. Scene design as a set of artistic and currating practices
3. Scene design as a manner of thought in the society of spectacle

Abstract submission: September 05, 2012
Notification of abstract acceptance: September 10, 2012
Final manuscript submission: October 10, 2012
Scientific conference: November 08-10, 2012

The conference covers a broad spectrum of areas with multi-disciplinary interests in the fields of architecture, theatre, visual and performing arts, stage techniques and technologies, theatre and art history and theory, cultural and media studies, artistic management and scene design production, as well as other disciplines connected to all aspects of spectacle in the broadest meaning of the word.

Papers for the conference should describe the original work with focused details. All submissions are peer-reviewed. All accepted and presented papers will be published in an ISBN book of proceedings.
Participants should submit abstracts with max. 300 words. Abstracts should include the title of the paper, author’s name(s) and affiliation, complete mailing addresses, e-mail address and phone number for correspondence.
The length of final paper is 4 - 8 pages including figures, tables, references and appendices. Detailed writing instructions and templates for final manuscript submission will be sent to the authors enclosed with notification of abstract acceptance and will be available for downloading on SCen website:

Electronic form of submission in Word should be mailed to:<>

The official language of the conference is English.

Participants: 100 euros
Students: 50 euros

Fee payment instructions and accommodation details will be made available at a later date.

For information please use e-mail:<>; telephone: +381 60 0749846