CfP: Joelho – Journal of Architectural Culture, Issue 8: Ideas and Practices for the European City

Call for Papers: Joelho – Journal of Architectural Culture, Issue 8: Ideas and Practices for the European City.

Guest Editors: José António Bandeirinha, Luís Miguel Correia, Nelson Mota

Over the last century, the concept of the European City as a repository of collective memory and a shared cultural heritage has lost momentum. Likewise, the architectural “project” of the city, as Pier Vittorio Aureli calls it, has been challenged. The role of the architect and the agency of the architectural discipline in the transformation of the built environment changed dramatically. This issue of Joelho aims at mapping and discussing this transformation. Using a pars pro toto approach, we want to produce a critical cross-section of ideas and practices for the European City developed since 1914. The editors invite scholarly contributions that discuss how architects and the architecture discipline contributed to the production and reproduction of approaches to the (re-) definition of the identity of the European city. The articles submitted should be focused on case studies of urban projects or strategies with potential to promote urban transformation. The editors welcome historiographical accounts of cases supported by original research as well as critical reviews of contemporary ideas and practices.

Authors of full articles (4000 words max., including notes and bibliography) are requested to submit their contributions to the editors (joelho.issue8@gmail.com) before 4 September 2017. The papers submitted should include an abstract (300 words max.) and be prepared according to the APA (author-date system) style guidelines. All the submissions will be initially reviewed by the guest editors, who will then select a limited number of papers to go through a double blind peer-review process.

Joelho 8 will be published in December 2017.
The full call for papers is available here: http://impactum-journals.uc.pt/index.php/joelho/announcement
The papers should be submitted here: http://impactum-journals.uc.pt/index.php/joelho/about/submissions

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