Call For Papers | Architecture and Culture Journal Special Issue

Architecture and Culture Journal Special Issue…

Behind the Scenes: Anonymity and the Hidden Mechanisms of Design and Architecture

DEADLINE EXTENDED to 27th February 2017
Behind the Scenes: Anonymity and the Hidden Mechanisms of Design and Architecture
Architecture and Culture, Vol. 6, Issue no. 1, March 2018. Editor: Jessica Kelly

Contributions sought from a wide range of practices and disciplines to interrogate the hidden, the intangible and the anonymous in design and architecture. Contributions that consider alternative forms to the conventional academic essay, including the visual and verbal are encouraged.

Contributions might address, but are not limited to, the following themes:

–       Design and anonymity in various contexts such as production, patent and copyright
–       Collective Practices and collaborative dynamics: Design teams, creativity and authorship
–       Networks – public and private, personal and professional
–       Non-masculinist/Feminist perspectives on design production
–       Spaces of production
–       Non-expert producers
–       Inter-disciplinary practices
–       Alternative modes of discourse: orality, non-verbal communication
–       Global perspectives on design practices and discourses

Contributions can range from short observations or manifestos, creative pieces, or visual essays, to longer academic articles. Architecture and Culture is published in both on-line and hard-copy formats: there is capacity to host on-line contributions that operate in a different way to paper-based work.

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If you have any queries or require further information, please contact:
Jessica Kelly [email protected]

Editorial Information
This issue is guest edited by Jessica Kelly

Image: Rudolph, Paul, , Architect. [Paul Rudolph’s architectural office in Manhattan. Man stepping across file cabinet tops among elevated drafting stations]. [Ca, 1965] Image. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, (Accessed May 23, 2016.)

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