Call for Papers: Histories of Postwar Architecture, Issue 3, “Megastructures”

Edited by Dominique Rouillard, Anna Rosellini, Lorenzo Ciccarelli, Beatrice Lampariello

In 1964 the Japanese architect Fumihiko Maki defined Megastructure as “a large frame in which all the functions of a city or part of a city are housed” (Investigations in Collective Form, 1964). In the following years and decades, the term Megastructure expanded widely and it now includes architectures of different forms, functions and urban ambitions. Metabolism, Frei Otto, Constant A. Nieuwenhuys, Yona Friedman, Cedric J. Price, Archigram, Richard Buckminster Fuller are only a few of the protagonists who have developed a personal vision of the Megastructure and contributed to its evolutions. This issue of “Histories of Postwar Architecture” aims to collect several contributions in order to better define the theoretical implications, the architectural and urban declinations that the Megastructure assumed worldwide in the second half of the twentieth century. Moreover, the call aims to evaluate the topicality of Megastructure in relation to the present times.

The full call for papers with possible topics and questions of interest is available here.

Authors must submit directly full papers by 1 September 2018.

Accepted authors will be notified by 15 October 2018.

Publication is expected to be in December 2018.

The guidelines for paper submission are available at https://hpa.unibo.it/about/submissions#authorGuidelines

Please, fill in the author’s profile with all the information required as:

  • Applicant’s name
  • Professional affiliation
  • Title of paper
  • Abstract
  • 5 keywords
  • A brief CV (max 2,000 characters)

Please submit the proposal in the form of MS Word (length between 20,000 and 80,000 characters).

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