cross media arts

cross media arts

2nd international conference

social arts and collaboration

call for papers

From the knowledge and sensitivity of the different art fields, be they performative, visual, or project-based, we hope to locate other practices and ways of collaborating for the common good — new directions that are developed through blending a variety of innovative processes.

We want to bring to a general understanding of the arts, a discussion relating to a praxis crossing the boundaries between art fields and other areas of know-how. Exploring the intersection of knowledge and methodologies, we hope to explore alternative forms of representation and social intervention, namely a model of collaboration between creatives, makers, stakeholders, and communities that promote the social and cultural cohesion through concrete actions with citizens.

We invite visual artists, performers, designers, architects, and other creatives to share and expand their artistic practices.


Main session with four keynote speakers and a moderator, followed by parallel sessions with participants moderated by members of the Scientific Committee.


The conference will be held at the Lisbon Fine Arts Faculty, on February 9 to 10 2023. Paralell activities at The National Museum of Contemporary Art in Chiado are also foreseen.

Location >


All XMA23 sessions take place at the Lagoa Henriques Auditorium.

The schedule of conference sessions is available in the programme >

In the foyer of the conference there will be an exhibition of the participatory project 'Art on your doorstep?', developed by a collective of artists through a partnership between the CIEBA Sculpture Group, the Lisbon City Hall and the Residents' Commission of Quinta da Torrinha, for a research project as part of the Master's Sculpture Degree at FBAUL.

keynote speakers
& moderator

Panel moderator

Alastair Fuad-Luke is a facilitator, educator, researcher, consultant, writer and activist exploring how design is applied to societal, ecological, economic, political and educational issues. He was chief curator for the Porto Design Biennale 2021, Alter-Realities: Designing the Present. During 2016 – 2021 he was a Full Professor of Design Research at the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, South Tyrol, Italy and Full Professor of Emerging Design Practices at Aalto ARTS, Aalto University, Helsinki, Finland 2011-2015 working with Lahti Regional Development to develop a ‘co-design eco-system’ for the city. He was involved in several European Union projects, including Eco-innovera - Support Systems for Sustainable Entrepreneurship and Transformation (SHIFT), 2012-2016; and Leonardo Da Vinci - Design Education and Sustainability (DEEDS), 2006-2008. He collaborates with diverse communities; his last project was developing muu-baa a network for “agri-cultural” explorations in South Tyrol. His books include Field Explorations (2022), Agents of Alternatives (2015), Design Activism (2009) and The Eco-Design Handbook (2002).

Panel keynote speaker,
joint presentation with
Jessy Medernach

S27 - Art and Education

Vera Fritsche studied landscape architecture at the TU Dresden and social work at the Alice Salomon University of Applied Sciences in Berlin. Afterwards, she expanded her knowledge of design and the participatory forms of public design from a power-political point of view. That was followed by the construction management of an inclusive playground in Berlin and the development of a digital guidance and information system for the blind. Since 2016, she has been the pedagogical director of S27 - Art and Education in Berlin-Kreuzberg. She has been the programme coordinator since 2018 and project manager of the pilot project STADTWERK mrzn since 2020. She has been working in the context of participatory project processes in public space for 10 years and has been teaching the project seminar 'Social Work as Urban Practice - Exploring and Appropriating Public Spaces Participatively' at the Alice Salomon University of Applied Sciences for Social Work since 2020. Her interests lie in social change, urban space transformation, urban practice and critical community organising. In particular, in the connections between urban practices and social work, focusing on shared synergies and the potential for future design in inter-professional projects.

Panel keynote speaker,
joint presentation with
Vera Fritsche

S27 - Arte e Educação

Jessy Medernach studied Education and has a Master's degree in Childhood Studies and Children's Rights. She has always been interested in the intersection between art, education and politics and sees great potential for empowering marginalised children and youth. In 2014, she co-founded the social enterprise CUCULA - Refugees Company for Crafts and Design, which produced and sold designer furniture made by refugees and advocated for more social asylum and work regulations. She currently coordinates the pre-vocational project BILDUNGSMANUFAKTUR at S27 - Art and Education, where young people with and without refugee experience can discover and develop their potential in creative workshops. A team consisting of social workers, artists, artisans and designers supporting young people who have fallen out of the system. In their opinion, holistic solutions to social challenges can be found and implemented through interdisciplinary and intercultural work.

Panel keynote speaker

Project Art Works

Kate Adams is an artist, advocate and activist. She is Director & CEO of Project Art Works and has curated many responsive, collaborative projects with people who have complex support needs, families, caregivers, artists and galleries. Kate co-founded Project Art Works in 1997 to explore an expanded concept of art that was and continues to be influenced by Paul Colley, her son, who has profound and complex support needs. Their work embraces personalised studio practice, peer support and award-winning films, art actions, installations and exhibitions. Kate’s practice disrupts preconceptions about what people can and can’t do, who they are and how they live, revealing other ways of being in and seeing the world. Project Art Works: Joint winners of the Film London Jarman Award 2020 Shortlisted for the Turner Prize 2021; Commissioned by DOCUMENTA 15 as one of 15 global ‘lumbung’ collectives to present in Kassel, Germany in 2022.

Panel keynote speaker


Paulo Lameiro was born in Leiria, Portugal. He is ethnomusicologist, pedagogue, communicator and creative. After a brief career as a Baritone, having sung solo and integrated the Choir of the National Theatre of São Carlos in Lisbon, he dedicated himself to teaching and took over the direction of several music schools, namely the National Conservatory of Lisbon, Orfeão de Leiria and the School of Arts SAMP in Pousos. It is mainly from this home village that he has developed, since 1992, projects of education and artistic production for early childhood, from which we highlight 'Birthplace of Arts', 'Musicians with Diapers', 'Concerts for Babies', and 'Pine Forest of Arts'. More recently, he has become interested in artistic practices with the community, from which projects like 'Opera in Prison' with prisoners, 'New Springtime' for the elderly, 'Il Trovatore', or 'Roma do Lis' with gypsy communities stand out. He was a founding member and was part of the first Scientific Council of the Ethnomusicology Institute of the New University of Lisbon - FCSH, having published as an ethnomusicologist in various journals.

Panel keynote speaker,
joint presentation with
Tiago Mota Saraiva

Working with the 99% + ateliermob

Paula Miranda is an architect (FAUTL). She worked at João Luís Carrilho da Graça's architectural office, from 2001 to 2015, in the development of several projects. At ateliermob, she coordinated the participatory projects in the PRODAC North and South neighborhoods that lead to interventions to ameliorate their public space. Still at ateliermob, she was responsible for the projects “Promotion of the Pedestrian Accessibility in Eastern Lisbon” (2016), and “Cultural Heritage Mapping at Av. Almirante Reis (STEPS),” a pilot project developed in Lisbon promoted by the European Council (2017-18). As member of Cooperative Trabalhar com os 99% we highlight the project to reconstruct houses after Pedrógão Grande fire in 2017, as the technical team of Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian (Lisbon), as well as the project on women’s safety in public space and transports that lead to a “Review of good practices”, to Lisbon’s Municipality. Currently, among other works in progress, she coordinates the innovative and experimental project in of Trabalhar com os 99%’s social field, by providing technical architectural support to seven neighborhoods in Lisbon.

Panel keynote speaker,
joint presentation with
Paula Miranda

Working with the 99% + ateliermob

Tiago Mota Saraiva is an architect (FAUTL). Specialisation in Architecture, Territory and Memory (FCTUC). Since 1995, he has worked in several offices in Lisbon, Rome and Vicenza and he has been Invited Assistant Professor at Universidade Moderna (2007) and at FAUTL (2007-2008). Effective Member of the Architects Board National Association since 2001, having been part of its National Executive Board (2003-07) and National Treasurer (2005-2007). Member of the Organizing Committee of the Portuguese National Architecture Year 2003 and curator, in between others of the International Celebration of Cities Competition, organized by the UIA. Portuguese delegate in the International Union of Architects Congress of 2005 in Istanbul, Turkey. Currently, he is managing partner at ateliermob, board member of Working with the 99% co-op, SOU Largo Residências co-op and the European Association Re:Kreators. He is member of the Editorial Board of Le Monde Diplomatique – Portuguese Version and member of the national coordination of “Bairros Saudáveis” (Healthy Neighbourhoods) government program. Since 2019 he has been an invited professor at FAUL.


september 15 2022

Abstract submission.

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november 10 2022

Paper submission for peer review
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december 15 2022

Paper submission after corrections
(2nd round).

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Participant—Researcher/professor fee is 150€.

Participant—Student fee is 100€.

Fee for general audience is 25€

Free registration for the students of:

Free registration for the researchers of:

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A book edited by the conference organisation and published by Caleidoscópio will be launched during the conference days at The National Museum of Contemporary Art. The book will have a printed version and an e-book version in open access.

The Cross Media Arts 2023 book will have papers by the conference participants in parallel sessions. This publication will also have a special section for the Panel Speakers and Moderator, which are invited to write a paper.

XMA18 book cover

previous publication

The Cross Media Arts’ first publication from 2018 is available for free.
The book resulted from the first Cross Media Arts Conference in 2016, with the theme Social Arts and Transdisciplinarity, held in Evora on June 24 and 25 at Eugénio de Almeida Foundation.

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scientific committee

Ana Carceller

Facultad de Bellas Artes Cuenca, Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha, Spain

Ana Gabriela Macedo

Universidade do Minho, Portugal

Ana Margarida Ferreira

IADE, Universidade Europeia, Portugal

Antonio Gorgel Pinto

IADE, Universidade Europeia, Portugal

Ana Thudichum Vasconcelos

Faculdade de Belas-Artes da Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal

Carlos Rosa

IADE, Universidade Europeia, Portugal

Cristina Pratas Cruzeiro

Universidade NOVA de Lisboa, Portugal

Domingo Adame Hernández

Universidad Veracruzana, Mexico

Gabriela Vaz Pinheiro

Faculdade de Belas-Artes da Universidade do Porto, Portugal

Emília Duarte

IADE, Universidade Europeia, Portugal

Emília Ferreira

Museu Nacional de Arte Contemporânea

Fernando Moreira da Silva

Faculdade de Arquitetura da Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal

Helena Cabello

Facultad de Bellas Artes Cuenca, Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha, Spain

Helena Elias

Faculdade de Belas-Artes da Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal

Hugo Cruz

CIIE–Universidade do Porto
CHAIA–Universidade de Évora, Portugal

Inês Lima Rodrigues

DINÂMIA'CET–ISCTE, Instituto Universitário de Lisboa, Portugal

Inês Veiga

Faculdade de Arquitetura da Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal

Isabel Bezelga

Escola de Artes da Universidade de Évora, Portugal

Jane Gilmor

Mount Mercy University, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, USA

João Batalheiro Ferreira

IADE, Universidade Europeia, Portugal

Luís Baptista

Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas da Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal

Manuel Lisboa

Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas da Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal

Marco Neves

Faculdade de Arquitetura da Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal

Mario Kong

Faculdade de Arquitetura da Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal

Mónica Pacheco

ISCTE, Instituto Universitário de Lisboa, Portugal

Patrícia Gouveia

Faculdade de Belas-Artes da Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal

Paula Reaes Pinto

Escola de Artes da Universidade de Évora, Portugal

Paulo Simões Rodrigues

Escola de Ciências Sociais da Universidade de Évora, Portugal

Ramon Santana de Aguiar

Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal

Renata Porto

Universidade Federal de Pelotas, Brasil

Rita Assoreira Almendra

Faculdade de Arquitetura da Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal

Rodrigo Hernandez-Ramirez

IADE, Universidade Europeia, Portugal

S Chandrasekaran

Lasalle College of the Arts, Singapura

Sérgio Vicente

Faculdade de Belas-Artes da Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal

Sofia Ponte

IADE, Universidade Europeia, Portugal

Şölen Kipöz

Izmir University of Economics, Turkey

Teresa Franqueira

Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal

Teresa Veiga Furtado

Escola de Artes da Universidade de Évora, Portugal

Tiago Porteiro

Universidade do Minho, Portugal

Tom Bieling

HfG Offenbach University of Art and Design, Germany

Vitor Gomes

Escola de Artes da Universidade de Évora, Portugal


Paula Reaes Pinto (Ed.)

Escola de Artes da Universidade de Évora

Antonio Gorgel Pinto (Ed.)

IADE, Universidade Europeia

Sérgio Vicente (Ed.)

Faculdade de Belas Artes da Universidade de Lisboa


Universidade de Évora

IADE, Universidade Europeia

Universidade de Lisboa


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