The call for papers (abstract) deadline is November 30, 2017. Submissions are accepted after this date until Jan. 1, 2017 on a space-available basis. Related videos are also welcome.

Full papers are due on the first day of the Forum. Authors selected will be notified by Jan. 10.

1. Please use our submission/registration form  Thai Version  (Our Forum is free)

(It includes the audience handout page with space for your byline & article’s abstract)

Note: Presenters filling out this form, do not have to also submit a registration form on our Forum page

2. Please paste your article’s full text into our template file (due on the first day of the Forum)

Note: Speakers are allotted 15 minutes. A group discussion (Q & A) is held after each morning/afternoon session

Note: For those whom cannot attend in person or wishing to only submit papers to our sister

publication, the peer-reviewed Journal of Urban Culture Research – see details at JUCR Journal


Education for Creative and Responsive Citizenship  Click here to download the pdf

The Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts at Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok and Osaka City University, Japan invite contributions of papers, visual presentations, and workshops for its international forum. Authors that are not able to attend the forum may submit papers to the Journal of Urban Culture Research - see above link. 

Both the forum and journal aim to encourage researchers, artists, and those involved in urban planning to seek cross-disciplinary and cross-cultural practices aimed at fostering the sustainable development of vibrant, livable cities and the promotion of cultural continuity. Presentations spanning the wide and diverse field of urban culture and the arts as a tool to promote community and individual well-being, health, and diversity are welcome. The below list is offered as evocative guidelines rather than implying requirements.

Education for Creative and Responsive Citizenship


  1. Promoting Responsible Life Styles – Creative Citizenship Education for Ecological Stewardship and Economic Sustainability

  2. Creative Responses to Citizenship Education for Migrants and Refugees


  1. Promoting Global Citizenship through the Performing Arts

  2. The Vibrant Community – What is the Place of Arts Education in Fostering Responsive Social Interaction?

  3. Celebrating Urban Diversity – The Art Festival Promoting Intercultural Competence

  4. The Divided City – Arts Education Building Bridges

  5. Citizenship Education and Engaged Arts – The (Mexican) Muralist Movement

  6. The Role of Traditional and Contemporary Theater in Promoting Cultural and Social Values

  7. Building National and Regional Identities Through Theater – The Ramayana in ASEAN Visual & Performing Arts

  8. Perspectives on Puppetry (and Asian Shadow Theater) for Cross-Cultural Participation, Education, Sharing, and Community Building

  9. The Role of Music (or the Musical á la West Side Story) in Promoting Urban Intercultural Living

  10. Visual Arts – Graphic Design and Photography's Role in Cultural Support (Enculturation), Transculturation, Dissemination, and Assimilation

  11. The Role of Arts & Creative Therapies Supporting Healthy Communities & Personal Well-being

Urban Planning

  1. UN Habitat - New Designs for Intercultural Communication and Learning

  2. Art for All – Designing Cultural and Social Spaces for All Citizens


  1. The Art of Growing Up – Education for Emotional Intelligence/Growth, Responsibility, and Rehabilitation


  1. Gaming – Second Life – Video Games as Laboratories for Urban Living

  2. TV – Sesame Street – Influencing Children for Positive Social and Urban Change

  3. Social Media – Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Line, etc. – A New Culture? Online Culture vs. Offline Culture; Social Media's Role in Traditional Cultural Transmission and Cross-Cultural Transference


The Urban Research Plaza’s 16th Urban Culture Forum – March 7 - 8, 2018