Submission deadline:

February 28, 2023

JOELHO – Journal of Architectural Culture #15 – Architectural Design as a Co-Creation Process

Guest Editors Gonçalo Canto Moniz, Luís Miguel Correia, José António Bandeirinha

Broadly speaking, participatory processes operate on the principle of combating inequalities and guaranteeing an inclusive life for all, as in the case of feminist, intersectional perspectives. The present-day practice of architecture is inherently linked to these global debates. As always, the city constitutes a privileged space where society’s intentions for the future are expressed.

The artistic, social and technical dimensions of the architect’s work, which left a mark on 20th-century practices, have accordingly evolved to engage different forms of thought and knowledge, leading many architects to rethink their position towards the architectural project. In this revision of the architect’s role, it is now, more than ever, necessary to reflect on new epistemological and evolutionary aims, with attention to the ontological crisis of the city, as the low density of urban sprawl entails challenges to the city as an eminently political entity.

JOELHO 15 will explore whether citizen participation in the different stages of the design process has, or may have, tangible consequences for the way the city is projected and experienced. Researchers, educators, and professionals are invited to submit proposals that can contribute to critical discussion on the co-creation of architectural and urban spaces.

The editors welcome contributions that relate theoretical positioning to practical cases, through graphic and written architectural argumentation, which may be complemented by interdisciplinary dialogue with scientific areas relevant to the co-creation process. Proposals should be framed within the following areas:

  1. a critical review of processes, projects, and works of architectural and urban design that are the result of participatory processes;
  2. contemporary co-creative practices that include new models and tools for participation that affect action upon the city;
  3. pedagogical or research experiments that apply models and tools of urban design and participatory architecture in particular contexts.

Extended deadline: submissions are now due 28 February 2023. 

More information can be found here.

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