Footprint 35 is dedicated to ‘Engaging Cosmotechnical Difference in Architecture and Urbanism: Cosmologies, Technologies, Worlds’.
Cosmotechnical thinking presents a direct challenge to universalist ideas of technology perpetuated by Western modernity and is a framework apt to advance the projects of decolonial thought, drawing attention to how certain epistemological and ontological assumptions embedded in technology are exported, internalised, reproduced and thus legitimated through processes of modernisation and globalisation. The fields of architecture and urbanism have yet to adequately reflect upon the ways in which they are implicated in cultivating or suppressing alternative kinds of technological thought and practice. The editors invite contributions that aim to critically expand the purview of architectural and urban discourse to address the contemporary discussions of technology and plurality.
This call is open for both full articles (6000–8000 words) and review articles or visual essays (2000–4000 words). Authors of research articles are asked to submit their contributions on Footprint’s online platform before 15 August 2023. Authors interested in contributing with review articles or visual essays should contact the editors before 30 June 2023 with an extended abstract of their proposal (500 words).
Full articles will go through a double-blind peer review process, while the review articles will be evaluated by the editors. Footprint 35 will be published in the autumn of 2024.
This issue is edited by Dulmini Perera and Sam Koh.
More information and the full call for papers can be found here.