Beauty in Architecture: Harmony of Place

Call for papers

We would like to inform you that the 2nd International Scientific and Technical Conference "Beauty in Architecture: Harmony of Place" will be held on May 13-14, 2021 at the University of Applied Sciences in Nysa. The detailed topics of the conference will concern the conditions for shaping, experiencing and understanding a place from an architectural, urban, artistic, sociological and philosophical perspective. The interdisciplinary nature of the conference will foster mutual cooperation between scientists and practitioners, aiming at getting to know and improving the shaping of the space of the human life environment. Papers will be published in monographs issued by the State Scientific Publishers and Peter Lang Verlag.

The duration of the presentation is 15 minutes, which will allow for a discussion and, during the accompanying events, an experiment of practicing, perceiving the impact of specific public spaces, which are considered by their users to be harmoniously shaped and characterized by the value of beauty. Thus, the organizers want to strengthen the practical dimension of the conference, which will be the basis and context for making theoretical generalizations.

We would like to ask you to send proposals for papers and articles in English or Polish by 10/02/2021 to the address

The abstract should contain the title of the speech, description of the content not exceeding 300 words, and the author's data (name and surname, academic degree / title, institutional affiliation). We ask (without interfering with the creative contribution of the speaker) that your papers and speeches try to answer why and how specific spaces evoke feelings of harmony and beauty, and what premises (objective, cultural, individual) determine the existence of harmony of the place.

Beauty in Architecture: Harmony of Place (PDF)

The most important dates/deadlines:

until February 10, 2021 - abstract submission (abstract template),
by February 12, 2021 - information on the acceptance of the proposal for a speech, sending the authors editorial requirements and the formatting template for the article,
until March 10, 2021 - submission of articles,
May 13-14, 2021 - scientific conference and accompanying events,
until December 31, 2021 - publication of monographs.


Participation with publication - 75 Euro / 300 PLN
The deadline for paying the conference fee - April 15, 2021

Payment Method:

Interbank transactions:
Name and address of institution:
Państwowa Wyższa Szkoła Zawodowa w Nysie
ul. Armii Krajowej 7
48-300 Nysa
Account number:
PL 50 1020 3714 0000 4102 0012 7415
Transfer title: Conference – Beauty in Architecture

Conference languages:

English and Polish

Organizing Comittee:
dr hab. inż. arch. Bogusław Szuba, prof. PWSZ w Nysie
mgr inż. Marcin Zdanowicz – Vice Dean of Faculty of Technical Sciences
dr inż. arch. Grażyna Lasek
dr inż. arch. Agata Pięt
mgr Dagmara Bojda
mgr Andrzej Jaworski
mgr inż. arch. Michał Kaczmarzyk

Chairman of the Scientific Committee:
Dr hab. Eng. arch. Bogusław Szuba, prof. State University of Applied Sciences in Nysa


Starostwo Powiatowe w Nysie

Honorary patronages:

Mazowiecki Wojewódzki Konserwator Zabytków
Wojewódzki Urząd Ochrony Zabytków w Opolu
Opolska Okręgowa Izba Architektów RP
Starostwo Powiatowe w Nysie
Urząd Miejski w Nysie

Media patronages:

Nowiny Nyskie

Conference programme

Projekt dofinansowany ze środków Ministerstwa Nauki i Szkolnictwa Wyższego na podstawie umowy nr DNK/SP/467520/2020