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Call for Papers and Artworks


Everyday Aesthetics and Collective Gestures

International Conference and Art Exhibition


The Sorbonne University invites submissions for papers, performances and artworks for an international conference and an art exhibition.

Dates for the conference: 25th-26th-27th January 2024
Site: Sorbonne University, Place du Panthéon, 75005, room 6

Dates for the exhibition: 16th-27th January 2024
Site : Galerie Michel Journiac, 45 rue des Bergers, 75015

Dates for the presentation of the performances : 26th or 27th January 2024

Site: Sorbonne Art Gallery, 12 Place du Panthéon, 75005, Galerie Soufflot

– Non-judgmental aesthetic experience related to bodily sensations
– Participatory and socially-based art
– Aesthetics in relation to issues of racism, gender inequality
– Environmental aesthetics and ecofeminist art practice
– The role of the ethics of care in art practice
– Situatedness, situated knowledge and relationality
– Immersive, multisensory, imaginative and affective attention
– Co-creation and engagement
– Land, ecological and environmental art forms engaged in biodiversity remediation
– Conversation, reciprocity and togetherness
– Governance, democracy, the public sphere, daily political practices
– Reciprocity, exchange, potlatch
– Collaboration, problem-solving, problem-finding
– Weighing pros and cons, process-oriented practice, work-in-progress


You can respond to this call by submitting a paper for the conference, an artwork for the exhibition or, for students only, by proposing your name in order to be part of the organization committee.

Send the material to this email address:

Give all your documents a title with your name and surname : NAME_SURNAME

Deadline for submissions: 22nd September 2023.

The committee will reply by the end of October.

For further questions you could also write to:

  1. To be part of the organization committee (for students only):

Please send your CV and a motivation letter explaining which task you may be interested in

covering (communicational, curatorial, technical…)

  1. To submit a paper:

Languages: papers are accepted in English (preferably), or in French.

You are asked to send two documents:

– a first document with a long abstract of 800 words (references included) accompanied

by a short biographical notice;

– a second document presenting only the abstract without your name disclosed prepared

for blind-review process.

The abstract should state the position defended, the issue discussed and indicate the

outline of the argument.

  1. To submit an artwork:

All formats are accepted (video, installation, photography, performances, sound…).

Please submit:

– a short biographical note;

– a presentation of the work with a brief technical description (format, length…) and a

selection of images accompanied by a note of intention of 500 words in order to explain

how the work is related to the theme of the congress.

Please note that there is no production budget for the selected works.

The exhibition and performances will be held in two sites:

– Sorbonne Art Gallery 12, Place du Panthéon, 75005 Paris (performances only)

– Galerie Michel Journiac, 47 Rue des Bergers, 75015 Paris

Call for Papers

Romanian Society for Phenomenology
Studia Phaenomenologica Vol. XXV (2025)
Deadline: March 30, 2024


Eco-phenomenology is a recently emerged discipline that aims to constructively rearticulate the relationship of phenomenology with natural sciences based on the assumption of a situated and embodied subject. The concept of eco-phenomenology was introduced in 2001 by David Wood in connection to an approach that mediates between ecological phenomenology and phenomenological ecology. Shortly afterwards, it was adopted by Charles S. Brown and Ted Toadvine. Since then, the list of contributions to a more or less critical phenomenology of the environment has been substantially enriched, proving the fertility of phenomenological reflection and its potential to cope with pressing issues regarding the environmental crisis. However, already in the 20th century and despite the programmatic resistance of phenomenology to naturalism, its exponents had integrated theories of biology (von Uexküll) or environmental psychology (Gibson), to name just a few relevant scientific disciplines. The interdisciplinary dialogue is expected to gain in importance in the future and include the atmospheric sciences and Blue Humanities.

The field of eco-phenomenology is not confined, though, to attempts to engage in a dialogue with natural sciences (e.g., Böhme & Schiemann). Classical concepts of phenomenology, such as physis, Earth and sky, fourfold (Heidegger, Held), fūdo (Watsuji), and even “face” (Levinas), were reinterpreted in the light of present environmental issues. Maurice Merleau-Ponty was particularly influential on phenomenologists who were committed to environmental issues (Toadvine, Abram, Berleant), but other phenomenological approaches might be equally inspiring, as, for example, Gaston Bachelard’s theory of elements, Mikel Dufrenne’s ontology of a poetic nature, Eugen Fink’s cosmological philosophy, Heidegger’s phenomenology of care and concern, etc. Relevant in this context are also the phenomenology of place (Relph, Casey, Seamon) and the New Phenomenology of atmosphere (Schmitz, Böhme, Hasse, Griffero, etc.).

This CFP conceives eco-phenomenology in the broad sense of the plethora of experiences that are related to dwelling on Earth (oikos) but specifically welcomes subjects related to the present environmental crisis and possible contributions of phenomenology to mitigate it. Beyond enriching the sphere of phenomenological approaches, we are interested in raising the question of how the phenomenological emphasis on experience can contribute to a critical environmental philosophy, ethics, and aesthetics.

Possible Topics:

Submission Guidelines

Contact: The papers should be sent to (subject title: Studia Phaenomenologica 2025).


Call for Abstracts

IX Iberian Meeting of Aesthetics: Art and Life
University of Navarra
October 26-28, 2023

Deadline for abstract submission: June 1


Submissions are invited for the ninth Iberian Meeting of Aesthetics: “Art and Life.” Topics can include: 1. Relationship between Art and Life; Life and Art 2. Art as experience and format breaking: performance, theater, music, dance, video art, etc. 3. Expansion of artistic boundaries beyond museums 4. The role of art and the artist in society 5. Institutionalization of art and critical theory 6. Relationship between aesthetics and ethics 7. Everyday Aesthetics and Aesthetics of Care 8. New conceptions of Design: beyond and within utility 9. Art and new technologies 10. Music, listening and everyday life.

Please submit your Abstract (maximum of 500 words) with a bibliography (maximum of five references), five keywords, and a brief biographical note of no more than 200 words through the Google form:

The official languages will be Spanish, Portuguese, and English. Visit for more information or contact



EVA Network
Everyday Aesthetics Network

Founding partners

  1. University of Palermo (Italy) – Elisabetta Di Stefano (promoter and coordinator)
  2. University of Roma3 (Italy) – Lisa Giombini
  3. University of Bologna (Italy) – Giovanni Matteucci, Gioia Laura Iannilli
  4. University of Presov (Slovakia) – Adrian Kvokacka
  5. Aalto University (Finland) – Ossi Naukkarinen, Max Ryynänen, Sanna Lehtinen
  6. University of Helsinki (Finland) – Arto Haapala
  7. Université Paris 1 – Panthéon-Sorbonne (France) – Barbara Formis
  8. University of Brno (Czech Republic) – Lenka Lee
  9. Babes-Bolyai University of Cluj-Napoca (Romania) – Dan Eugen Ratiu
  10. University of Warsaw (Poland) – Mateusz Salwa,
  11. University of Vienna (Austria) – Madalina Diaconu, Jörg Türschmann
  12. University of Malaga (Spain) – Rosa Fernández Gómez
  13. University of Siviglia (Spain) – Maria Jesus Godoy

Honorary partners

Yuriko Saito (Rhode Island School of Design)

Emily Brady (Texas A&M University)

Thomas Leddy (San Jose State University)

The EVA Network aims to cross the thematic boundaries posed by Everyday Aesthetics as a subdiscipline of Anglo-American Aesthetics. The EVAnet was promoted by the University of Palermo (Italy), taking its cue from the increase of conferences and publications on topics related to Everyday Aesthetics carried out in Europe in recent years. The goal of the network is to promote diverse theoretical perspectives and new topics by coordinating the activities of its partners within an institutional framework. The EVAnet includes 13 European institutions; however, the agreement is open to other institutions around the world, which may later apply to join this network.

The network has received the endorsement and support of several scholars, such as Yuriko Saito, Thomas Leddy, and Emily Brady, who originally animated the debate on Everyday and Environmental Aesthetics, and who are part of the network as honorary partners.

Although the network’s name refers to the Aesthetics of the Everyday, the field of research is open to new interpretations and applications that cross and transcend the original thematic boundaries to enhance philosophical thinking about everyday life, orienting it toward new paths.