Call for Papers: informa #12, Site Conditions

informa is the peer-reviewed journal of the University of Puerto Rico School of Architecture. Initially conceived as a professional architecture magazine from 2001-2015, it has now been reformatted as an academic publication. The journal publishes commissioned and peer-reviewed articles about architecture, urbanism, and spatial theory.

The upcoming issue of informa, ‘Site Conditions’, will explore the variety of ways in which we can discuss a site’s particularities. Playing with the word ‘conditions’, as a double entendre referring to both the state of something as well as its preconditions, we invite papers which elaborate on the particularities of significant—and seemingly insignificant—sites. Whether approaching the theme by exploring the politics that govern a building’s  physical or political territories, or by elaborating on a site through descriptive, material narratives, ‘Site Conditions’ seeks to foreground the variety of ways the architecture discipline can discuss sites as both delimited locations and as imagined territories (whether digital, virtual, drawn or textual). In this way, the issue aims to create a conversation between notions of what a ‘site’ is, as a quantifiable, concrete locale and that of a malleable space of desire. We are inviting paper submissions and visual essays that explore—but are not limited to—research and work related to the following themes:

  • Physical and Digital Crossovers
  • Identity and Sites of Becoming
  • Politics of Space
  • Drawing Conventions
  • Regulations
  • Climate and Geography
  • Queerness and Otherness
  • Desire and Fantasy
  • Marginalization
  • Policed and Politicized Borders

Submission Deadline: 30 November 2018

To submit, send full paper to Dr. Regner Ramos, Editor-in-Chief of informa: regner.ramos@upr.edu

Guidelines: http://revistas.upr.edu/index.php/informa/about

 

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