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  • Joana Quental

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Março 2015 vol. 1 num. 2

2nd International Conference of Art, Illustration and Visual Culture in Infant and Primary Education


Keynote Speakers

Education and visual culture: construction of Memory, and with Memories

Visual culture and childhood: Author and Authors

Childhood and education: Project and Projects

Illustration and visual culture: Technology and Technologies

Childhood, visual culture and graphic illustration: New Approaches to Education

About the event

Welcome to the 2nd International Conference – Art, Illustration and Visual Culture in Infant and Primary Education and welcome to Aveiro. The first conference was held in 2010 organized by the Painting Department of the University of Granada.

In this second edition the topics proposed were centred in the design field, because the Communication and Art Department of the University of Aveiro offers Graduation, MSc and PhD in Design. The main subject selected for this conference was “Creative processes and childhood-oriented cultural discourses”.

Considering the Design Course had the need to establish a field where the discipline could claim its independence, led to the reflection on all contributions generated accordingly. Among them, the triangular model - authoring, technology and program - presented by Professor and Designer Francisco Providência excelled. The proposed sub-themes reflect those concepts and new ones. In this sense, were selected the issues related with (Memory and Memories), (Author and Authors), (Project and Projects), (Technology and Technologies) and (New Approaches to Education). The aim was bring to light histories, experiences, ideas, creative practices and processes related with childhood. In this process there was a team integrated by the University of Aveiro (Portugal) with Helena Barbosa and Joana Quental, and three representatives of the first edition of the Conference held in Granada (Spain, 2010) with María Reyes González from the University of Granada, Fernando Hernández Hernández from the University of Barcelona and Imanol Aguirre from University of Navarra. The group worked privileging not only the essence of the previous conference, but also wanted to keep the aims to identify the successive editions of the Conferences (as regards the general topics of interest, the approach, the axis of work and the format).

Given the specificity of the issues of this conference there were invited four keynote speakers – Henrique Cayatte, Marisol Anguita, Eileen Adams and Francisco Providência – whose interests of knowledge and research are reflected in the fields of illustration, design, draw and education. The conference provided two discussion panels with the keynote speakers in order to promote reflection and debate with the public around the subjects presented.

There was a strong response in our call for papers considering the short time that was given, with nearly 120 abstracts, and were selected 105 submissions. There were represented eleven countries - Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Cyprus, Italy, Japan, Poland, Portugal, Spain, United Kingdom and United States. Unfortunately, due to the global economical crisis we assisted a decreasing number of registrations, nearly 80, preventing the dissemination of research from many speakers, and opened a lot of constraints to the organization. Despite this, there was a particular interest around this Conference, where signed up people only as assistant, revealing the relevance and importance of this event.

Several initiatives have occurred since the first Conference through the commitment of María Reyes González Director of this first edition with Miguel Ángel Moleón with the publication of papers presented at the first Conference that were published in the scientific journal

“Invisibilidades”; the representation of Spain hosting a workshop at the 4th World Children’s Festival held in Washington DC, following perspectives presented at the first International Conference; the launch of the new website with the history of the Art, Illustration, Illustration and Visual Culture in Infant and Primary Education conferences; and finally with new edition of a book only with selected articles presented in the first Conference. The Organization of this Conference is also establishing contacts to proceed to the publication of the best papers presented at this event.

Continuing with the biannual development of this International Conference, I’m also pleased to announce the next event will take place on 2014 at the National School of Fine Arts, University of Republic, Montevideo, Uruguay, under the coordination of Fernando Miranda and his Research Group on “Visual Culture, Education and Construction of Identity”.

Helena Barbosa

University of Aveiro
Department of Communication and Art



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Ashfaq Ishaq – International Child Art Foundation – Washington, EUA
Henrique Cayatte – Designer/ Ilustrador / and President of Centro Português de Design, Portugal
Manuel Assunção – Dean of the Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal
Vasco Branco – Director of the Instituto de Investigação em Design, Media e Cultura [ID+]/Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal


Helena Barbosa (coordinator) - Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal
Joana Quental - Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal


Adriano Rangel – Faculdade de Belas-Artes da Universidade do Porto, Portugal
Álvaro Sousa – Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal
Carmen González Castro – Universidad de Granada, España
Clice de Toledo S Mazzilli – Universidade de São Paulo, Brasil
David Heras – Universitat Politècnica de Valencia, España
Eduardo Corte-Real – IADE – Instituto de Artes Visuais, Design e Marketing, Portugal
Fernando Hernandez Hernandez – Universitat de Barcelona, España
Fernando Miranda – Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes, UDeLaR, Montevideo, Uruguay
Francisco Providência – Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal
Graça Magalhães – Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal
Helena Barbosa – Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal
Imanol Aguirre – Universitat de Navarra, España
Joana Quental – Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal
Leonardo Charreu – Universidade de Évora, Portugal
M. Reyes González – Universitat de Granada, España
Noel Douglas – University of Bedfordshire, England
Nuria Rodriguez Calatayud- Universitat Politècnica de València, España
Paula Carbonell – Especialista en Literatura Infantil, España
Priscila Farias – Universidade de São Paulo, Brasil
Raquel Pelta – Universitat de Barcelona, España
Ricardo Reis – Universitat de Barcelona, España
Rosa Oliveira – Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal
Rui Costa – Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal
Steven McCarthy – University of Minnesota, USA
Susana Oliveira – Faculdade de Arquitectura da Universidade Técnica de Lisboa, Portugal


Álvaro Sousa – Universidade de Aveiro
Fábio Maricato – Universidade de Aveiro
Fernando Hernandez Hernandez – Universitat de Barcelona
Gonçalo Gomes – Universidade de Aveiro
Imanol Aguirre – Universidad Publica de Navarra
Lígia Afreixo – Universidade de Aveiro
M. Reyes González – Universidade de GranadaMiriam Reis – Escola Superior Aveiro Norte da Universidade de Aveiro
Nuno Dias – Universidade de Aveiro
Olinda Martins – Universidade de Aveiro
Raquel Damas – Universidade de Aveiro
Rui Mendonça – Faculdade de Belas-Artes da Universidade do Porto


Ana João
Ana Gil
Fábio Maricato
Inês Seixas
Íris Santos
João Infante
Lígia Afreixo
Mário Tavares
Raquel Ribeiro
Ricardo Martins
Rita Bento
Rita Moniz 
Sara Melo