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mdtgrp 2018 - A Stream on “Graphic Design in Mediterranean Countries”

Date2018-03-26 - 2018-03-29


VenueAthens, Greece Greece

KeywordsMediterranean Studies; Graphic Design; Mediterranean Countries


Topics/Call fo Papers

The Center for European & Mediterranean Affairs organizes A Stream on “Graphic Design in Mediterranean Countries”, 26-29 March 2018, Athens, Greece as part of the 11th Annual International Conference on Mediterranean Studies sponsored by the Athens Journal of Mediterranean Studies.
The aim of the stream is to acknowledge and introduce the diverse approaches involved in the field of Graphic Design in the Mediterranean Countries, taking into account all the extent of the topics focusing on cultural production methods of social /visual communication. We encourage the participation of Artists, Graphic Designers, Academic Researchers and Lecturers, inviting them to share their experiences, to debate, propose and exchange ideas, and define new policies for Graphic Design.
Like every culture has its own communication rules, Graphic design, being a universal language, has the ability to artistically retransform itself and give birth to a combination of styles within the sphere of visual expression. The universal and recognized goal of design is to transfer a message by the use of graphic (visual) elements, sharing a conception by making it perceptible. This way of communicating ideas also involves and conveys social, cultural, aesthetical, technological and economical values. Thus, it becomes clear that Graphic Designers are actually artists in the service of a form of art that is strongly communicational and purpose oriented.
Keeping in mind the above, this stream initiates a regional approach to graphic design, focusing on the Mediterranean Countries’ artistic productions. Case studies can discuss a multitude of examples, referring to topics like visual fundamentals, visual comparisons, socio-cultural approaches to creativity, use of typography, branding, packaging, poster design, advertising, printmaking, as well as to various other methods and styles used to represent a culture, attributing to it a distinct visual identity.
You may participate as presenter of one paper, chair or/and organizer of a session, or observer.
Fee structure information is available on
Special arrangements will be made with a local hotel for a limited number of rooms at a special conference rate. In addition, a number of special events will be organized: A Greek night of entertainment with dinner, a special one-day cruise to selected Greek islands, Mycenae and Island of Poros Visit, an archaeological tour of Athens and a one-day visit to Delphi. Details of the social program are available here.
Please submit a 300-word abstract before 12 February 2018, by email, to, Dr. Nazan Erkmen, Dean, Art & Design Faculty, Doğuş University, Turkey.
Please include: Title of Paper, Full Name (s), Current Position, Institutional Affiliation, an email address and at least 3 keywords that best describe the subject of your submission. Please use the abstract submitting form. Decisions will be reached within four weeks of your submission.
If your submission is accepted, you will receive information on registration deadlines and paper submission requirements. Should you wish to participate in the Conference without presenting a paper, for example, to chair a session, to evaluate papers which are to be included in the conference proceedings or books, to contribute to the editing of a book, or any other contribution, please send an email to Dr. Gregory T. Papanikos, President, ATINER & Honorary Professor, University of Stirling, UK (
The Athens Institute for Education and Research (ATINER)was established in 1995 as an independent world association of Academics and Researchers. Its mission is to act as a forum where Academics and Researchers from all over the world can meet in Athens, in order to exchange ideas on their research, and to discuss future developments in their disciplines.
The organizing and hosting of International Conferences and Symposiums, the carrying out of Research, and the production of Publications are the basic activities of ATINER. Since 1995, ATINER has organized more than 400 International Conferences and other events, and has published close to 200 books. In 2012, the Association launched a series of conference paper publications (click here), and at the beginning of 2014, it introduced its own series of Journals (click here).
Academically, the Association is organized into 7 Divisions and 37 Units. Each Unit organizes at least an Annual International Conference, and may also undertake various small and large research projects.
Academics and Researchers are more than welcome to become members and to contribute to ATINER’s objectives. If you would like to become a member, please download the relevant form (membership form). For more information on how to become a member, please send an email to:

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