The call for papers (abstract) deadline is November 30, 2018. Submissions are accepted after this date until Jan. 1, 2019 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


Safeguarding Cultural Heritage in an Urbanizing World  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.

Safeguarding Cultural Heritage in an Urbanizing World

Some aims and themes for presentations and panels

  1. How do we best encourage citizens at all levels to engage in preserving their cultural heritage?

  2. Balancing cultural preservation and cultural tourism and sustainable economic development

  3. How can we create and reinforce a sense of belonging to a common cultural space in school and society?

  4. What research and action plans are needed for preserving local languages and arts?

  5. How can cultural mapping help us discover and support endangered arts venues and activities?

  6. Giving tribal and underprivileged people a voice

  7. Creating and maintaining cultural museums and digital archives

  8. How can we train marginalized groups in using technology and social media to actively engage with societies in upholding their traditions?

  9. Do we need a world atlas of endangered music traditions?


The Urban Research Plaza’s 17th Urban Culture Forum – March 12 - 13, 2019