Call for Paper: One-day National Conference on Reciprocity in Academia and Professional Practice in Visual Arts and Design

  • 9:00 am
  • Baragali Summer Campus, UoP
Call for Paper: One-day National Conference on Reciprocity in  Academia and Professional Practice in Visual Arts and Design

Organized by: Department of Art and Design, University of Peshawar


The growth in education, entertainment and technology has led to a significant increase in the scope of art education and its practices. Academia, a platform for the artists, designers, curators and researchers, is playing a fundamental role to the concept of reciprocity in general, i.e. collaboration, participation, relation, dialogue, friendship and community. It further determines the contributions of the practitioners as playing an essential role in dissemination of narratives about the art as well as anything related to its role in the society. Like any other systems, Art Academies with its existing structure needs a thorough upgradation. It needs to functionally fit in the social structure and its growing needs. This could only be possible with a more integrating approach by filling the gap between Academia and Industry. This renaissance in global education setup that requires serious integration of education to current life problems through collaborative and real-time projects is strongly needed in our current setup as well.

Main goal of this conference is thus to bring together interdisciplinary art professionals from various practicing fields. This conference will scrutinize the ways, discourses and practices that art academies are playing in training the artists and designers professionally and appropriately. The development of mass media, publications in print media and exhibitions and museums across the region would be thoroughly examined to see whether the academia is configuring appropriate and relevant educational models? It will further explore the new interventions in education systems; particularly in pedagogies, studio setup and equipment and creative strategies that could help in curbing the local, national and global crisis.

Themes (included but not limited to):

  • An overview of current art practice in academies and its relevance to the professional life.
  • Research in Art and its practical contributions to the society.
  • Updated curriculum of art institutions/academies in Pakistan and its comparative analysis with the curriculum of Art and Design Departments in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
  • An overview of industrial opportunities in KP region and what amendments could be made in the curricula of Art to suit its needs.
  • Art practice and its intervention in other disciplines and possible outcomes.
  •  Classroom, studio and the industry: Filling the gap for greater potential.
  • Design solutions in addressing the local problems.
  •  Designing startups: How a small idea and prototype can turn into a full-time business or product.

Submission of Papers/Abstracts

  • Full Name of Author(s)
  • A good quality scanned profile picture
  • A biographical note of Author(s)
  • Abstract: up to 300 words
  • Full Paper: 4000-5000 words
  • Font Style: Times New Roman, Size: 12
  • Citation: APA
  • Paper Size: A4


  • Students/Participants from UOP: PKR 2,000
  • Students/Participants outside UOP: PKR 4,000
  • Academicians/Professionals: PKR 5,000
  • Excluding Essential Facilities: PKR 3,000

Essential Facilities

Participants and Presenters will be provided accommodation (on prior request), Breakfast, and lunch.

Important Dates:

Submission of Abstract: June 15, 2019
Confirmation of Abstract: June 25, 2019
Author’s Registration: June 30, 2109
Submission of Full Paper: July 5, 2019
Conference Date: July 27, 2019
Venue: Bara Gali, Summer Campus


Dr. Muhammad Sher Ali Khan (0344 4392944)
Ms. Qurrat ul Ain
Mr. Nasir Mahmood (0333 9236369)


Ms. Farida Rashid
Mr. Younas Masood
Ms. Farah Javed