Call for Papers: Politics: Too Much or Not Enough. Studies in History and Theory of Architecture journal

The journal studies in History and Theory of Architecture, published by the Department of Architectural History & Theory and Heritage Conservation at “Ion Mincu” University of Architecture and Urbanism in Bucharest, Romania, invites submissions for the 2018 issue Politics: Too Much Or Not Enough.

Architecture and politics make an odd pair, whose meaning changes if regarded from either end. The recent history of architecture has put time and again under scrutiny this ambiguous relationship, wavering between the autonomy of a “free play with forms” and the total dependence upon politics.

In various forms, architects have always been responsive to politics (no matter the polity, from liberal to authoritarian), either complying and profiting, or criticizing, opposing and reacting against. Thus, the journal studies in History and Theory of Architecture invites contributors to delve anew into the relationship of architecture and politics, throughout both its historical stances and its contemporary expressions.

The full call for papers with possible direction of inquiry and guidelines for authors can be downloaded here.

For the articles, a preliminary abstract of 200 – 250 words should be submitted by 15 March 2018. Selected contributors will be notified by e-mail on 31 March. The final article should be submitted for review by 1 June. Contributions will undergo a double-blind peer review procedure. Reviews of current events (conferences, recent publications, exhibitions), which are of interest for the fields of architectural history and theory are also welcome. Reviews should be submitted by 1 July 2018.

All correspondence should be addressed to sita@uauim.ro, to the attention of Dr. Arch. Radu Tudor Ponta (editor of the current issue).

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