The 21st International Congress of Aesthetics
Possible Worlds of Contemporary Aesthetics: Aesthetics Between History, Geography and Media
July 22-26, 2019, Belgrade, Serbia
The 21st ICA Congress on "Possible Worlds of Contemporary Aesthetics: Aesthetics Between History, Geography and Media", organized by the Faculty of Architecture, The Society for Aesthetics of Architecture and Visual Arts of Serbia (DEAVUS) and International Association for Aesthetics (IAA) will be held July 22-26, 2019 at the University of Belgrade – Faculty of Architecture.
The abstract submission has ended. We received over 500 submission from 56 countries.
The ICA 2019 Belgrade aims to map out contemporary aesthetics practices in a vivid dialogue of aestheticians, philosophers, art theorists, architecture theorists, culture theorists, media theorists, artists, media entrepreneurs, architects, cultural activists and researchers in the fields of humanities and social sciences. More precisely, the goal is to map the possible worlds of contemporary aesthetics in Europe, Asia, North and South America, Africa and Australia. The idea is to show, interpret and map the unity and diverseness in aesthetic thought, expression, research, and philosophies on our shared planet. Our goal is to promote a dialogue concerning aesthetics in those parts of the world that have not been involved with the work of the International Association for Aesthetics to this day. Global dialogue, understanding and cooperation are what we aim to achieve.
That said, the 21st ICA will be the first Congress to highlight the aesthetic issues of marginalised countries that have not been fully involved in the work of the IAA. This will be accomplished, among others, via thematic round tables discussing contemporary aesthetics in East Africa and South America.
The Opening Ceremonywill take place at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering (which is a few minutes by walk from the venue of the Congress – Faculty of Architecture) on 22nd July, at 9:00 AM, with the Presidential speech and the keynote presentations. In the afternoon Congress will take place at the Faculty of Architecture where it will remain for the whole duration of the Congress.
The final program will be finished by the end of May and posted on the webpage of the Congress.
Webpage of the Congress