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First published in 2011
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CALL FOR PAPERS

Design Ecologies 3.1: chthonic deluge

Submission deadline: Thursday 28th February 2013

Ideation article will be written by Peter Watts, (author of Blindsight)

Design Ecologies 3.1: chthonic deluge present a possible future, images of unprecedented catastrophe and collapse, of certainties and values distorted beyond repair or retrieval, and to craft them with the conviction of the seen; the unseen through the swirling devilish bombardment of objects in a sublime frenzy of forces in the whimpering, emotionally-exhausted wasteland of the twenty first century. Through the hysterical oscillations of implosion and explosion there will be a prophecy of planetary exhumation or ecological deluge.
 
For Design Ecologies 3.1: chthonic deluge, we have the Canadian science fiction author Peter Watts to write the ideation article in response to the other article selected for this issue of Design Ecologies.
 
Design Ecologies was set up as a platform for state-of-the-art experiments that link architecture, technology and philosophy. Dividing its remit between events - most recently exhibitions and seminars at the Architectural Association and the Royal College of Art - and publications, Design Ecologies officially launched with its inaugural journal issue in January 2011. A second issue, The Unprimed Canvas - named after an offhand remark by Francis Bacon, to the effect that he considered the process of painting to start with priming the canvas, not assuming it had already been primed - followed later that year, and saw Timothy Morton contribute an editorial. The third issue, the Ill-Defined Niche, we had the editorial written by the inimitable Nick Land. The next issue, a sentient relic, will hit the shelves December 2012. We are honoured to have Professor Sir Peter Cook RA, founder of Archigram, former Director the Institute for Contemporary Art, London (the ICA) and Bartlett School of Architecture at University College, London has been a pivotal figure within the global architectural world for over half a century.
 
 
We invite submissions of articles from any discipline to speculate on the formation of your projects/ buildings/ performances as a critical practice that activates our understanding of intuition, inventory and discovery in architecture.
The four areas of interest include:
1. Ecological design visions.
2. Notational design
3. Instructional design visions.
4. Aesthetical design visions
We also welcome case studies and project profiles of 1–5 pages in length
 
Submissions
Submissions are welcome from both scholars and practitioners. Contributions may be between 3,000 and 7,000 words and should be accessible to the non-specialist reader. Papers must be submitted in English.
 
Please send all submissions to: shaun@eniatype.com
 
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FORTHCOMING ISSUE

Design Ecologies 2.2: a sentient relic
 
Design Ecologies 2.2: a sentient relic explores strategies and tactics in the deluge of our environmental alterity, through nexuses between ecological, notational, instructional and aesthetical design visions. We are looking for models and speculations for grasping non-anthropocentric as a design methodology and collapse of the natural onto the artificial, all in connection with Design Ecologies. Architecture as a convoluted plane of tactics and meta-strategies for giving rise to a twisted strain of designing in the built environment. Designing may be understood to be an exploration of alternative principles to emergent practical environmental problems.
 
Design Ecologies was set up as a platform for state-of-the-art experiments that link architecture, technology and philosophy. Dividing its remit between events – most recently exhibitions and seminars at the Architectural Association and the Royal College of Art - and publications, Design Ecologies officially launched with its inaugural journal issue in January 2011. A second issue, The Unprimed Canvas - named after an offhand remark by Francis Bacon, to the effect that he considered the process of painting to start with priming the canvas, not assuming it had already been primed - followed later that year, and saw Timothy Morton contribute an editorial. The next issue, The Ill-Defined Niche, will hit the shelves May 2012. We're honoured to have the editorial written for this issue by the inimitable Nick Land, author of The Thirst for Annihilation, the collection of startlingly original essays collected in the volume Fanged Noumena, and more recently the Urban Futures blog.
 

 

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