Call for posters

Social mapping for action

The Urban Education Live Symposium brings together research bodies and community action.

It takes place 5 – 6 October in Bucharest, Romania.


The Urboteca project team of the Association for Urban Transition, in partnership with the Ion Mincu University of Architecture and Urban Planning in Bucharest, are currently inviting posters to highlight how research conducted by academic programmes and think-tanks is contributing to communities through social mapping for action.


The posters present an opportunity to demonstrate, in a concise and visible format, both concern and results related to social mapping for action at a neighbourhood scale, comprised of various methods and instruments leading not only to a better understanding of a neighbourhood, but also to triggering change.

We welcome submissions from academic teams which relate to the broader concern of Urban Education Live on the new role of universities in the society. Teams connected to independent research laboratories, think-tanks and NGOs are also welcome.

Accepted posters will be displayed in the conference venue, the Fresco Room of the UAUIM. Those able to attend the symposium will have the opportunity to engage in discussion with other attendees around their research in a special posters sessions on October 5th. Moreover, posters will be presented online on the UEL website, as well as in the publication of the conference proceedings (UAUIM edition house).

Authors are kindly invited to submit their poster by October 3rd, 15.00 CET, in pdf format, to

Selected posters will be printed and displayed by ATU through UEL funding.


The structure for the poster (A1 format) is the following:

  • Short title
  • Context — Why did the social mapping exercise take place there? In what context? Who was part of the team?
  • Method — What was the design? What was the sample? What instruments were used? How was data collected and analyzed? How was it presented?
  • Results — What were the findings of the applied research? What kind of actions did the mapping trigger? What were the learnings of the applied research team?
  • Conclusions — What do the findings mean? Looking back, what was the meaning of this exercise for the teaching staff / coordinators of the applied research team?


All submissions will be anonymised when reviewed by an international panel of experts.

Submit a poster.