To prepare your contribution, please download the abstract template here.

Once your abstract has been accepted, you can download the full paper guidelines+template here (no more than 5,000 words, excluding notes and bibliography) and follow these instructions:

1. Authors / Registration.

Each author can submit only one work but can be co-author of others.

To submit an abstract it is not necessary to be registered. If the abstract is accepted after the blind peer review, every author must register in order to send the full paper.

2. Drafting standards and format

Abstracts should be no longer than 300 words, and must not contain illustrations, footnotes or block quotes

Only abstracts and full papers formatted on the model of the downloadable template will be considered.

3. Submission.

For the submission of the abstract, it is necessary to attach an independent file to an email sent to the Scientific Secretariat It should be named as follows:


Only those emails received before 24:00h (local time GMT-3) January 16, 2023, will be considered.

For the submission of the full paper, it is necessary to attach an independent file to an email sent to the Scientific Secretariat It should not exceed 2Mb and be named as follows:


Only those emails received before 24:00h (local time GMT-3) May 24, 2023, will be considered.

Any changes to the scheduled dates will be reported through the conference website.

4. Language.

Abstracts and full papers should be written in English.

5. Anonymity.

To ensure anonymity during the blind peer review process, any personal data will be removed by the organizers, and a code will be assigned to each submittal before sending the material to the reviewers.

6. Blind peer review.

After the reception of abstracts, and in light of the 2 reports by the reviewers, the Scientific Committee will invite authors to submit a full paper. This requires that at least one report is positive. Abstract acceptance and registration ensures the publication of the full paper in the digital proceedings. Depending on the quality of the full papers, the Scientific Committee will invite only some authors to present their work orally during the Conference.

7. Notification of acceptance

The acceptance or rejection of the abstracts will be communicated to the authors by email.

The Critic|all Conference is a place and an event. A place because it is an academic meeting point for researchers, teachers and architects interested in architectural culture and criticism, and an event because the forum that takes place during those days generates a fruitful knowledge, where the intellectual and scientific impulse is higher than the sum of the valuable individual contributions.


Our aim is to set a preliminary platform to launch an item, to call a theme, to forge some early reflections which allow the settling and binding of the topics that organize the sessions of each edition of the conference.

Although its environment is linked to the activities of the Architectural Design Department of Madrid School of Architecture ETSAM-UPM, it has a clear international vocation. Therefore, since 2020 we started a new phase in which each edition is organized in collaboration with a partner university. The fifth edition of the conference will be co-organized with the Department of Architecture of TU Delft.