Footprint 31: Open Architecture: Tradition, Possibilities and Shortcomings


The Call for Contributions for Footprint 31 is out now. 

Jorge Mejía and Esin Komez Daglioglu will be the editors of this issue, dedicated to ‘Open Architecture: Tradition, Possibilities, and Shortcomings.’ This issue of Footprint intends to produce and develop knowledge on the ways in which architecture can be open in structural, procedural, performative and/or conceptual terms; and welcomes contributions that critically and creatively study past, present and future open architectures by defining their utility and value (or the lack thereof), explaining the methodological advantages and disadvantages of their use, or justifying alternative conceptualisations for their nature. Proposals for full articles (6000–8000 words) and review articles (2000–4000 words) will be evaluated by the editors in the form of abstracts (max. 1000 words for full articles, max. 500 words for review articles) submitted by 3 May 2021. Authors of selected abstracts will be invited to develop their contributions by 6 September 2021.

Full articles will go through a double-blind peer review process, while review articles will be evaluated by the editors. Footprint 31 will be published in the autumn of 2022.


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Vol. 14 No. 2 (2020): Issue # 27 | Autumn / Winter 2020 | Conflict Mediations
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Various forms of violence and conflict continue to shape our habitats. What historically has been straightforward and even obvious two-way dependency, in recent years took more subtle and covert form due to sophisticated technological advancements in the fields of media, surveillance and armament. Recognising the detrimental effects of these new developments on the way we experience, conceptualise and build our environments, Footprint #27 proposes artistic reflections, cross-media inquiry and counter-tactics as new powerful tools to rethink the complex relationship between conflict, space and mediation. On one hand, the aim of this issue is to deepen and expand theoretical considerations that substantiate investigations of spatial conflicts by making them truly interdisciplinary. On the other, it seeks to empower architects and artists in their pursuit of exposing, critiquing and fighting spatial violence by reclaiming/unlocking the enormous potential of media tools.

Published: 2021-02-23

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