Journal of Research in Art, Design and Society

HUB is a peer-reviewed and open-access research journal for reporting on arts, design, and performing arts twice a year. It has an international scope with a particular emphasis on practitioner methodologies and the educational impact of artistic research.

HUB's aims are two-fold: to promote a cross-disciplinary exchange of ideas to foster new forms of inquiry and documentation of artistic research; to stimulate the debate surrounding the social, cultural, and technological frames of art and design practices.


HUB is based on the premise that complex phenomena are far more likely to be understood if a variety of angles are brought to bear on them.

The journal welcomes contributions of researchers and practitioners working within, but not limited to, the following research areas:

HUB accepts the following types of articles:

HUB encourages proposals using visual, graphic, sound or any other media, including original artwork that embodies artistic research in its multiple forms.

Journal Information

The journal is published twice a year. The Autumn issue is based on a call for varia papers (open-themed articles). The Spring issue is theme based.

Themes are proposed by the editorial team or a guest editor. They are based on the potential to prompt new debates on art, design and society, and to engage different fields of artistic research.

HUB is published by i2ADS – Research Institute in Art, Design and Society (University of Porto, Portugal) with the support of the Foundation for Science and Technology.

We welcome submissions in Portuguese or English. Accepted submissions are published with the title, abstract and keywords in English.

HUB is hosted on the Research Catalogue platform, an international artistic research infrastructure that enables multimedia publication.

Current Issue

2023 Vol. 1, Issue 0, Spring Issue

The first inaugural issue we feature the contributions from invited researchers, relevant within a wide range of areas, reflecting on relevant or emerging topics of research and development within the Arts and Design.

Editorial Board





HUB – Journal of Research in Art, Design and Society
Instituto de Investigação em Arte, Design e Sociedade
Faculdade de Belas Artes da Universidade do Porto
Avenida Rodrigues de Freitas, 265
4049-021 Porto

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