October, 7th - 9th 2019
Maison de la Recherche
Sorbonne Nouvelle, Paris



Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change!
Stephen Hawking (1942-2018)

Creativity is intelligence having fun.
Albert Einstein (1879- 1955)

Everybody must have a fantasy.
Andy Warhol (1928- 1987)
The Philosophy of Andy Warhol


The Centre for Research in Architecture, Urbanism and Design (CIAUD), Faculty of Architecture of the University of Lisbon, in conjunction with the Centre for the Humanities (CHAM), Faculty of Social and Human Sciences, NOVA University of Lisbon and Sorbonne Nouvelle Paris University, invite researchers from different scientific fields and cultures to gather at Sorbonne Nouvelle, Paris, October 2019, at the International and Multidisciplinary Congress PHI 2019, under the theme "INTELLIGENCE, CREATIVITY AND FANTASY".

The purpose of the Congress is to bring together researchers from all scientific fields to explore and discuss three entangled concepts. The first motto is INTELLIGENCE, the ability to reason, plan, solve problems, think abstractly, understand complex ideas, learn and apply knowledge, but also to think quickly, using emotions and feelings. The second motto is CREATIVITY, the capacity that human beings have to create, to produce, to invent, to face and to solve problems by original and unconventional means. The third motto is FANTASY, often linked to reverie, fiction, utopia, extravagance and originality, always dependent on intelligence and creativity, advancing alternative ways of seeing, feeling and understanding the world.

These three concepts are the cornerstones of most of the transformations one observes in human societies, in all ages and in all areas, such as science, arts, humanities, politics, culture.

The organizers of PHI 2019 thus launch a challenge to the scientific community, from all fields of research, to engage actively in a multidisciplinary discussion with the concepts INTELLIGENCE, CREATIVITY AND FANTASY as core points.

Only full original articles written in English (British Standard) will be accepted. All submitted articles MUST contain a reflection on one or more of the concepts listed above. Articles cannot have been submitted at similar conferences. Reproductions of previously published texts will be rejected.

All articles will be subjected to double-blind peer review, plus an assessment of linguistic adequacy, performed by language specialists, also in a "blind" system. Articles accepted after the triple evaluation will be included in a book, offered to participants on the first day of the Congress. The publication will be part of PHI Series (https://www.crcpress.com/PHI/book-series/PHI) with a e-book version and available in a prestigious database.

Authors with approved articles will have to sign an authorization for publication in book and online, waiving the copyright, but maintaining the authorization to make available the AM version (Accepted Manuscript) in open repositories.


Official language of the Congress: English


Areas of work
• Architecture
• Urban Planning
• Design
• Physics
• Engineering
• Technology
• Philosophy
• Arts and Humanities
• Social and Natural Sciences