Landscape architecture needs more publications and discourse about the built environment and it is heartening to see that the University of Melbourne School of Design is starting a new student run journal titled Inflection. The editors recently put out the call for submissions for various categories of material. In the inaugural issue to be published in November 2014, the journal’s title will double as a broadly defined theme: the concept of inflection as a lens to magnify and investigate the current state of architecture, design and the built environment. The editors are currently seeking contributions from students, academics and professionals.
Inflection is born from a desire to stimulate debate and generate ideas, it advocates the importance of the printed word and the discursive voice of students, academics and professionals. Founded in 2013, Inflection is a home for provocative writing, a place to share ideas and engage with the exciting time we are living in. Inflection is first and foremost a place to gather and share discourse about the built environment.
As a guide, works can include the following categories:
- Illustrations, photographs and design work, submitted with a short written explanation of their relationship to the theme.
- Short written pieces from 1 – 500 words, with or without illustrations.
- Longer written pieces from 500 – 3000 words, with or without illustrations.
Deadlines for submission are as follows:
Short visual or written pieces up to 500 words: 28/4/2014
200 word abstract for pieces over 500 words: 28/2/2014
Final submission for pieces over 500 words: 27/6/2014
For more information go to the Inflection website