Call for Papers: Identifications of the Postmodern. Wolkenkuckucksheim | Cloud-Cuckoo-Land | Воздушный замок (W|C|B), No. 41 (2020)

Sonja Hnilica (TU Dortmund) and Riklef Rambow (Karlsruher Institut für Technologie, KIT) invite papers for an issue on “Identifications of the Postmodern“ (Wolkenkuckucksheim | Cloud-Cuckoo-Land | Воздушный замок, Vol. 24, No. 41).

Denise Scott-Brown stated in 1990: “We are modernists, not postmodernists. No one is a postmodernist. Maybe postmodernism is dead.” Only ten years ago, the architecture of the socalled postmodern era suffered from a rather dubious reputation. Since then, the perspective seems to have shifted radically. The 1980s are enjoying a revival not only in the fashion world and, an increased interest in postmodernism can be observed in the architectural debate. The number of publications, exhibitions and conferences on the subject has increased dramatically in recent years. It surely is no coincidence that this comes at a time when postmodernism is about to become historical.
The editors of this W|C|B issue invite contributions that question postmodernism in architecture in all its many facets and take it as a starting point for reflections on the current situation of architecture and urban planning, if not projections of its future. Critical examination and re-reading of key works of postmodernism, be they books, exhibitions, buildings, or urbanistic projects are welcome.

The Call for Papers can be downloaded here.

The deadline for the submission of abstracts is 30 March 2020. Abstracts and papers will be reviewed using a double-blind process.

W|C|B is a multilingual, international, free, and openly accessible research journal on the theory of architecture. For more information, please visit the journal website.

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