ANIMATION IS A PLACE
For over a century, the art of the moving image has captured and reconstructed our surroundings, simultaneously reassuring and questioning our perception(s) of the real.
Under the theme ANIMATION IS A PLACE, the 31st SAS conference aims to celebrate animation as one of the most vital contemporary forms of visual expression.
We invite practitioners and scholars to address animation as a privileged space within the realm of the moving image, a unique position that allows animators to not only create imaginary worlds but also, importantly, to look at and challenge the world we live in.
Using Lisbon's Atlantic position and its historical place between Europe, the Americas, North Africa and the routes to the East, as an opportunity to further enhance the cultural reach of the SAS, we want to discuss animation in a contemporary context.
In an age of contrasting globalization and the rise of separatist ideologies, we encourage potential delegates to celebrate animation's transdisciplinary nature by focussing on its cultural diversities and issues of local distinctiveness, with geography and location as an underpinning general theme.
Although we welcome submissions on any topic within the field of Animation Studies, this year we particularly welcome a focus on animation practice and theory as a reflection of its time and place, as a tool of cultural expression, and invite proposals to respond to a wide range of topics:
THE IMPACT OF GEOGRAPHY AND/OR CULTURAL IDENTITY ON ANIMATION PRODUCTION
INDEPENDENT ANIMATION: CASE STUDIES
GLOBALISATION AND THE RISE OF INTERNATIONAL CO-PRODUCTIONS: A PLATFORM TO SUSTAIN SMALL INDUSTRIES OR A HOMOGENIZING AGENT OF AESTHETICS AND CONTENT?
TEACHING AND LEARNING: AN EDUCATION IN ANIMATION AND ANIMATION IN EDUCATION
SPATIAL CONSTRUCTIONS: ANIMATION, ARCHITECTURE, AND PLACE
EXPANDED ANIMATION, BEYOND THE SCREEN: PUBLIC SPACE, INSTALLATION, EXHIBITION...
PRACTICE-BASED ANIMATION RESEARCH
ANIMATION AS THERAPY
ANIMATION AND GENDER, GENDERED GEOGRAPHIES
SONIC LANDSCAPES – SOUND AND COMPOSITION IN ANIMATION
CROSS-DISCIPLINARY AND INTERDISCIPLINARY APPROACHES TO ANIMATION, INCLUDING SOCIOLOGICAL AND ANTHROPOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVES
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