2024 , the 5th International Congress on Ambiances will take place from 8th to 11th of October 2024 and will simultaneously gather researchers in two universities located in 2 different countries and 2 distinct continents: Lisbon, Portugal, with the Lusófona University and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, with the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro !

This conference brings together scientific contributions from academics, practitioners, artists and doctoral students working on architectural and urban ambiances. They provide an up-to-date account of the variety of themes and issues in this field, presenting the latest research and methodological approaches. 

In its fifth quadrennial congress, the objective is to outline the state of new questions and conceptual, methodological, and practical issues and adaptations in relation to architectural, urban and landscape ambiances.

The 5th international congress aims to be open to the contemporary themes of our community but which also welcomes new members and new questions.

Conference | 8th to 11th OCTOBER 2024

  • Up to 20/04/2024  => Call for Abstracts
  • Up to 20/04/2024 Abstract Submission
  • Up to 30/06/2024 Full Paper Submission
  • Up to 31/05/2024 nterventions Submissions
  • 30/05/2024 End of Early Bird Registrations.
  • 03/07/2024 End of Registrations and Payment for Publication.



1. A pedestrian’s view of the city.

2. Alienating Ambiance Induced by Sensorial Oversaturation: Unveiling the “Disneylandisation” phenomenon.

3. Architecture and health.

4. “Art as Document”, Opening Historical Archive to artistic registers in Architecture.

5. Attuning with the World: Imagining and Making Atmospheres. 

6. Awakening Urban Terrain Through Translations Across Sensory Atmospheres.

7. Ecological micro-urbanities. 

9. Fiction as research. 

10. Images and the Automation of Sense. 

11. Immersive experience as a scientific, creative and pedagogical tool.

12. Instrumentarium of Architectural and Urban Ambiances, Spatialisation of the Sensible in the Project.

13. Negative urban atmospheres.

14. Olfactive Design. The birth of a discipline.

15. Participatory Regenerative Urban Development: ‘ambiancing’ the ecological transition.

16. Politicising Ambiances in a Turbulent World. 

17 ad atmospheres and despairing cities.

18. Sensitive approaches in urban-scale project processes. 

19. Sensory Design and its Management Implications for Art and Tourism Places.

20. Smell of Nature: Rethinking Scent Ecology in the Post-Pandemic and Climate Change Context.

21. Sounds, Cities, Art, and Ecology. 

22. Sustainable and resilient cities from the perspective of systems thinking.

23. Teaching the ambient Project.

24. The fluvial urban landscape – in search of a new urban ambiance for rivers.

25. The sensory and sensitive identity of Mediterranean cities.

26. The urban and landscape ambiances during and post-pandemic.

27. Thinking Ambiences Through Experimentation: A Research and Teaching Resource Through Experience.

28. Toward an Ambiantal Care.

29 nbidden, unnamed, uncomfortable: ambiances beyond the binary.

30. Urban Temporalities between heritage and projection.

32. Ambiance et propagations. 

35. Ambient resonance and eco-construction.

38. Climatic backgrounds and climatic textures of ambiances.

42. Metabolic Atmospheres.

48. The role of time in the shaping of urban ambiances: exploring newly-built neighbourhoods.


8. Existential corpography

31. Ambiance and Artificial Intelligence.

33. Ambiances and Displacement. 

34. Ambiances and social identity.   

36. Beyond the predictable: exploring ambiances in everyday life in cities.

37. City, Forest – Atmospherics of cultural and environmental activism.

39. Creative ambiances in public spaces.   

41. Experimentations, drifts and deambulatory poetics. 

43. Insurgent Urban Narratives in/from the Post-Pandemic World.

44. Spacing out in the city – urban imaginaries and ambiances.

45. Spatialities of participation: other systems of sensibility between art and architecture.

46. Sympathy, vulnerability, and ambiance creation.

47. The infinite art of Radio. 

49. To speak of oneself is to speak of the world: auto-ethnography, memories and ambiances.

50. Urban ambiances and affection: methodological proposals.

51. Educational virtual environments, ambiance simulation and new forms of interactions in teaching and learning architecture, urbanism and landscaping.