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2023 Call for Artworks

Theme: Organic Creative Spaces

The art exhibition calls for artists working with the notion of organic creative spaces as inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright’s Organic Architecture. Defined as both a philosophy and a practice in the architecture discipline, organic architecture uses minimalist forms, materials, spaces and design considerations that blend with their natural environments. These may vary from the digital sphere ( in 2023) to a physical one (a gallery space in 2024), but both platforms encourage the re-invention, re-interpretation, and re-situating of materials to span our most occupied creative spaces and the way they are realized in community and collective practice.


Important Dates

Deadlines are specified as Anywhere on Earth time.

  • Title and Abstract deadline: January 23, 2023 11:59 p.m. 
  • Full paper submission deadline: January 30, 2023 11:59 p.m. 
  • Notifications: April 3, 2023 11:59 p.m. 
  • Camera-Ready completion deadline: April 24, 2023 11:59 p.m.



2023 – Online in (see the 2021 Gather.Town Interactive Art Gallery as an example)

2024 – A gallery space near the venue in Chicago, IL, USA. (tentatively Gallery 400



  • Deborah Turnbull Tillman, The University of New South Wales (UNSW)
  • Hallie Sanclemente Morrison, Freelance Producer, Artist, Researcher
  • Vladimir Kolzeev, City, University of London (consulting)



Call Description

With architecture spanning physical and digital platforms and incorporating technologies such as CAD software, 3D-printing and rapid prototyping, creative robotics, engineering, materials and site specificity; the consideration of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Organic Architecture and creative organic spaces allows us to rethink how we might incorporate natural settings more intuitively with the spaces/sites we design in and for. 

With creative practice spanning all of the above disciplines, the Art Chairs for C&C 2023/4 call for artworks that re-contextualise notions of immersion, the use of materials, types of software generation, fashion waste management and human engagement that is more harmonious with the worlds we create. Can we creatively assess and design spaces for global problems such as climate change, human rights, the fair delegation of the planet’s resources, and balance that with a quest for peace, calm and sense of the centered self amidst our communities? If so, what does this look like? What is the collective experience of these ideals?

The C&C23 Arts Exhibition will explore ways in which artists, architects, designers, philosophers and futurists can collaborate to engage audiences across platforms in a deep dive of materiality and themes relating to the natural surroundings of the spaces we create for ourselves. The online exhibition in 2023 can explore generative artworks; plans for models of new spaces; renderings of digital photography, animations or films that speculate on multi-verses; the creation of circular fashion cycles or new ways in which dance or choreography is supported by technology. How do each of these environments creatively engage and extend the spaces they take place in? What do the new spaces look like? How might we engage the spaces between these two trajectories?

The physical exhibition in 2024, can exhibit these ideas in the form of physical objects such as interactive installations, virtual and/or augmented realities, experimental cinematic shorts, performances and/or works that are suited to special technological platforms that will be part of the exhibition venue. Materiality will remain a central concern, and any craftsmanship (coding, modeling, 3D-printing, etc) should be articulated. You should also indicate in your application the environmental needs of your work, i.e. does it require power or wired / wifi internet, does it need to be in the dark, or spot-lit, does it require listening to or does it make sound, can it be outdoors, does it have a time duration, it runs once, it loops, etc. 

The Arts Exhibitions will also engage their visitors in various ways. The digital exhibition will largely be seen by conference attendees as it will be online in the platform. Where this platform can invite externals, it is likely better utilized as a prototype platform for the physical exhibition the year after. In, the exhibiting artists have a chance to receive feedback from a knowledgeable group of peers on this digital rendition of their works. Feedback can be gathered and fed into the physical exhibition the following year. Audiences for the physical gallery space will likely be conference attendees, university staff and students, and invited guests. As is fitting with the theme of creative organic spaces, the works should respond to and blend in with their respective environments, be it digital or physical. 



We are accepting two forms of submissions: 

  1. submissions of existing works; and,
  2. proposals for doing work with the infrastructure available at the venue. More information to follow.


Existing works: 

Submit a document of up to 2000 words, excluding titles, references and figure/table captions which includes:

  • Links to a visual portfolio of the artwork
  • Images and video for time-based work
  • Narrative description of the piece, specifying both its conceptual goals and its functional operations
  • All technical and logistical requirements of the piece, including: equipment needed, whether you are providing that equipment, space requirements, any special auditory, lighting or other physical need, time needed for set-up, and whether the piece needs to be staffed during the exhibition. Please indicate if there are any safety implications (e.g., soldering) that may need health and safety compliance


Proposed works: 

Submit a document of up to 2000 words, excluding titles, references and figure/table captions which includes:

  • A proposed description of current state of the project
  • Any existing documentation of the work in other forms
  • A proposed development path

For either form of submission, we require a PDF in the ACM SIGCHI submission template format (SIGCHI ACM new, standardized single-column format) that will be a part of the curated proceedings for this exhibition.


Seeking Help

It is important that your submission is formatted correctly. Incorrectly formatted submissions might be rejected. Online guidance is available from the ACM here:

Examples of three formatted artwork submissions chosen at random from the C&C 2022 conference (Example 1, Example 2, and Example 3) and the entire online C&C 2022 proceedings.


Curatorial Advisory Committee

  • Professor Sarah Cook, Glasgow University
  • Professor Janis Jefferies, Goldsmiths, University of London
  • Benjamin Weil, Director of Centro de Arte Moderna, Calouste, Gulbenkian Foundation
  • Luba Elliott, Freelance curator, Producer, and Researcher
  • Professor Yasuaki Kakehi, University of Tokyo


Where to submit

Please submit via the Precision Conference (PCS) website here:

Once you have logged into the PCS website, select the following options under “Submissions” and click the Go button.

  • Society: SIGCHI
  • Conference/Journal: Creativity & Cognition 2023
  • Track: Creativity & Cognition 2023 Artworks


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