From the Participation and Exchange website:
“We want papers that explore, investigate, uncover or expose participation and or exchange in practice within the fields of jewellery and metalsmithing. Approaches for this may include but are not limited to:
1. Individuals and communities facilitating exchange of ideas, innovative models of interaction, cross cultural collaboration, experimentation and the development of strong networks.
2. Participation through dialogue, action and initiatives, activities to motivate change, to shift ideas or ideals.
3. The increasing relevance (or irrelevance) of online communities for contemporary practice. Do online communities enhance practice possibilities or do they take us away from real time in the studio?
4. Historical, contemporary or future contexts of practice. What has changed, what is new?”
For more info, hit the link above. 300-400 word abstracts due January 31st, 2013.