XY 03 january-june 2017 – Telling pictures. Essays to honour Lucio Saffaro


XY and Saffaro Foundation invite you to submit proposals to be published in the third issue of XY, which carries on the course set with the start of the journal new series, by exploring the image centrality in thinking, acting and communicating art and science. Memories and critical thinking on the figure of Lucio Saffaro and his work as an artist, intellectual and scientist will be collected. Papers on the theme of the “telling” role of the image will also be selected, with special reference to the broad field of mathematical and scientific thought in general. The “eloquence of the picture” is the key through which we can pose the question of quality in the transmission of visual information, and focus on the excellent ways of building and communicative power of the graphic message. In this sense, the whole work of Lucio Saffaro is an irreplaceable model of consistency.


March 27, 2017: proposal submission (text in English and author’s native language, max 2000 characters, an image)
April 18, 2017: notification of the proposal reception
May 29, 2017: full paper submission (text in English and author’s native language, 15.000–30.000 characters, 8–15 images)

June 14, 2017: notification of the paper reception
Proposals can be submitted:
- preferably by using OJS available here (you need to create an account if you do not have one before);
- by sending an Email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (you can download the template here).

«XY. Critical review of studies on the representation of architecture and use of the image in science and art» is an open access and double–blind peer reviewed biannual magazine. All articles are published in English and author’s native language, have a DOI code (Digital Object Identifier) and are available on Open Journal System platform with a Creative Commons License. The review form and the editorial guidelines are published on digitalXY website.

For any additional information, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit the official website of the journal.