The PCD23@Porto invites artists, academics, researchers, professionals, and creators to submit individual or collective artworks that explore the idea of:

RECODECODE as a field of experimentation
CORECODERE as a learning process
CODERECODE as a way to expand communication

Besides these general paths, we highly encourage creative ways of looking and interpreting the notion of RECODE.

Submissions should be made via the online form:
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  • Submission deadline: Sunday, 15 January 2023.
  • Acceptance notifications: Friday, 20 January 2023.

RECODE has admitted a resonance of the culture of the creative coding community as a plural movement of interpretation, reclaim, revisitation and/or resignification of artworks and fundamental practices of early computer graphics and art and its subsequent works through the usage of contemporary media, tools and technologies.

As an active field of experimentation, RECODE interpretations and practices has enabled not only taking forward the reflective/artistic thinking on such early projects, but also encouraging a contemporary creative culture based on a shared knowledge in community.

Adopted as a learning practice for creative coding, RECODE has encouraged teaching strategies whose development of theoretical and practical repertoire is not dissociated from the political and social aspects of its own practice, and from the effects of the computational media, such as representation, responsibility, accessibility, inclusion, obsolescence and exploitation of natural resources.

From a cultural perspective, RECODE brings us closer to the challenges provoked by the contexts of techno cultural convergences and media remediations. Among them, we can refer to the challenge of thinking about the heritage and the destiny of what we produce today, as well as about the forms of communication that these actions may trigger for the future of media in society.


Submissions should be made via the online form;

Proposals must be accompanied by an abstract of up to 500 words in English comprising a brief presentation of the formal, conceptual and technical aspects of the work, and highlighting its alignment to the theme of the call: RECODE;

The submitted work must use any programming language or creative coding environment, in one of the development phases of the work/project development, either for the production of materials or for the final generation of the work;

Authors should provide a link from which the jury members will access the files / materials / documents related to their proposal (eg, github, dropbox, google drive). This link must be active during the entire period of the decision process (up to the acceptance notification date);

The materials/documentation submitted must be representative of the proposal. Please, keep in mind that this content will be used to compose the online exhibition;

Submissions are free of charge and authors can submit up to a maximum of 2 proposals.


Submissions can propose alternative ways (sound, tactile, haptic) of approaching the theme and as well use any type of materials, techniques or contents (illustrations, sounds, types, words, photography, etc);

Submissions can be of static nature, such as posters or photographic sets, and/or of dynamic nature such as video, interactive or performatic projects;

Professional, or academic works, finished or work-in-progress (WIP) submissions are also welcome.

Main evaluation criteria

Quality (formal and conceptual), coherence and originality of the proposal;

Dialogue or articulation of the artwork with the theme “Recode”;

Format of the materials or documents presented and its potential suitability for an online exhibition.

Please note that: upon good reception of the materials, the jury may require authors to present additional elements to validate or assess their submission.


André Rangel (FBAUP/CITAR): Researcher at CITAR, Centro de Investigação em Ciência e Tecnologia das Artes. PhD in Science and Technology of Art at UCP, Universidade Católica Portuguesa. Master in Digital Art at the same University, Communication Design Degree at ESAD, Escola Superior de Arte e Design. Art Director and Founder of 3kta project. Develops Art and Intermedia Design contemporary projects and events.

Camila Mangueira (FBAUP/i2ADS): Invited Assistant professor at FBAUP and invited researcher of the i2ADS Institute. Interested in creative processes and image technologies, she researches the phenomena of complex representations from a cultural and semiotic perspective.

Pedro Amado (FBAUP/i2ADS): Assistant Professor of Type and Web Design at FBAUP. Integrated member of the i2ADS research institute. Passionate for digital tinkering, focuses his research and development activities on digital and post-digital graphic design and human-computer interaction.

Rodrigo Carvalho (FBAUP/ID+): Designer & new media artist from Porto/Portugal, Phd in Digital Media (U. Porto/UT Austin Colab, 2018). His work on live visuals, coding and interactive art involves a wide range of different outputs, from screen digital work, interactive installations, audiovisual live acts, or interactive visuals for stage performance. The visual side of BorisChimp504 and co-founder of Openfield creative studio.

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