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Monday March 2, 2020 | by Farah Rose Smith

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: The Glass Virus Think Tank VI, with the theme "Relevance of Critical Making: Practice and Education," will take place this November in Amsterdam

The Glass Virus, a Think Tank for educational strategies, is inviting researchers and postgraduates to submit abstracts for Relevance of Critical Making: Practice and Education Think Tank VI to be held at the Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam, November 6-7, 2020. The deadline to submit abstracts is March 23, 2020.

The goal of the Think Tank is to provide a platform for discussion and interrogations of research innovations relevant to practice led research in art and education, with a focus on glass art. Organizers seek papers, provocations, presentations, moderated discussions, dialogues and/or poster-board presentations that emerge new paradigms relative to critical making in art practice and education. 

Submission requirements are the following:

  • Name(s), Institution (if applicable), Phone, Email Address
  • Name and email for all co-authors
  • Abstract title
  • Abstract outline (300 words approximately)

The full submission form may be found here.

The abstract must be sent via email to the glassvirus@gmail.com. The deadline for submissions is March 23rd, 2020. Results will be announced by May 4th, 2020. It should be noted that The Glass Virus Think Tank panel will operate a double-blind review process.

The Glass Virus was founded to stimulate the discussion about the future status of education in the field of glass art and strives for a new interpretation of glass in arts and design. Think Tanks are organized every two years and are for now the core activity of the Glass Virus. Our ambition is to create an internationally operating platform that focuses on expanding the strategies in glass art education. We are convinced that advanced communication, exchange of expertise and an open educational structure will improve the potential of glass in arts and design.


Glass: The UrbanGlass Quarterly, a glossy art magazine published four times a year by UrbanGlass has provided a critical context to the most important artwork being done in the medium of glass for more than 40 years.