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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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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 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:

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