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Call for submissions



Under the lens of crisis, citizens who no longer rely on top-down developments for a more socially and environmentally sustainable future, are building innovative models of design, self-management and self-organization based on the framework of social movements and solidarity structures.

At the same time, alternative currencies, as well as ways of managing energy, production, and the environment, aim towards the self-sufficiency and autonomy of local communities and regions.

AUTONOMA invites architects, planners, researchers, civic movements and citizens’ groups to  submit studies, designs, and ideas that put local communities at the forefront of a new collective city under the three following topics: 

*Scientific Committe to be announced soon.


Important dates for papers and projects submissions



call for submissions


submissions deadline

Official launch of AUTONOMA's international call for submissions.

Abstracts and Projects are due for submission under any of the three thematic tracks described above, and accoring to the conference guidelines


accepted submissions announced


final papers 


Announcement of the accepted 

submissions on the basis of scientific quality, relevance to the conference themes and originality.

The final papers, and deliverables for projects are due.



Send your abstracts and project descriptions to

by February 15th 2016 23:59 GMT +2





Abstracts can be submitted for any of the thematic tracks described above.

The abstracts should not exceed 300 words and should be submitted either in .doc or .docx format (paper title_authors name.doc)









Submit a small description of your project with up to three images.

The descriptions should not exceed 300 words and should be submitted either in .doc or .docx format (paper title_authors name.doc)

Images should be provided in .pdf or .jpg format including a numbered list with the following information: Name, author, source. Images provided should be copyright free.



All selected papers and projects will be part of the [AUTONOMA] conference's publication. All selected projects will take part in the poster exhibition that will run parallel to the conference. A smaller selection of papers will be chosen to present as part of the conference's presentations.



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