October 5th to 7th 2023*
Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura, University of Seville, Seville, Spain




“Nothing retains its form; new shapes from old
Nature, the great inventor, ceaselessly
Contrives. In all creation, be assured,
There is no death-no death, but only change
And innovation”.
- Ovid (Metamorphoses, Bk XV, 237-258)

“The world of art is not a world of immortality but of metamorphosis”.
- Andre Malraux (1901 - 1976)

“Imagination is the beginning of creation”
- George Bernard Shaw


CHAM - Center for the Humanities, Faculty of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities, NOVA University of Lisbon, the School of Architecture of the Lisbon University (FAUL) and the Seville School of Architecture– University of Seville (ETSAS-US), October 5th to 7th, 2023, at the 9th International and Multidisciplinary Congress PHI 2023, under the theme “CREATION, TRANSFORMATION AND METAMORPHOSIS.”

The Congress aims to bring together researchers from all scientific fields to explore and discuss CREATION, TRANSFORMATION, AND METAMORPHOSIS concepts. The three concepts are in constant dialectic and impact every area of human activities. The fluid dynamics that CREATION, TRANSFORMATION, AND METAMORPHOSIS establish determine the form and timing of transformations in how we perceive the world, one another, and ourselves. The balance and unbalance they originate and the ideas they give rise to are essential to the evolution of knowledge, societies, and cultures. In a way, the three concepts may reveal potential future or become the origin of conflicts, embryos of revolutions.

The PHI 2023 organizers thus launch a challenge to the scientific community, from all research fields, to engage actively in a multidisciplinary discussion with the concepts CREATION, TRANSFORMATION AND METAMORPHOSIS as core points.

Only full original articles, written in English (American spelling), will be accepted. All submitted papers MUST contain a reflection on one or all 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 and an assessment of linguistic adequacy, performed by language specialists and in a “blind” system. Articles accepted after the triple evaluation will be included in an e-book. The publication will be part of the PHI Series (https://www.crcpress.com/PHI/book-series/PHI), published in Open Access (CC BY-NC 4.0).


  • Congress and Publication official language: English


Scientific areas;

  • Architecture
  • Arts
  • Design
  • Engineering
  • Humanities
  • Natural Sciences
  • Social Sciences
  • Technology
  • Urban Planning



* ATTENTION: The Congress planned for October 2023 will only occur if the pandemic is under control and safety for all is guaranteed. If the pandemic situation is not controlled, Congress will be canceled, but the book will be published with the approved papers.
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