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Footprint is an academic journal dedicated to publishing architecture and urban research. The journal promotes the creation and development – or revision - of conceptual frameworks and methods of inquiry. It is engaged in creating a body of critical and reflexive texts with a breadth and depth of thought which would enrich the architecture discipline and produce new knowledge, conceptual methodologies and original understandings.

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Footprint 36: Who’s Stupid Now: Architecture, Intelligence and Transdisciplinarity

2023-09-29

Stavros Kousoulas and Andrej Radman are editing Footprint 36, dedicated to ‘Who’s Stupid Now: Architecture, Intelligence and Transdisciplinarity’.

Footprint 36 seeks to explore architectural technicities that overcome poorly defined problems and reinvigorate (post)critical thinking, requiring a transdisciplinary mode of operation that breaks with the anti-intellectualist tradition of specialisation, professionalisation, and knowledge fragmentation. Rather than focusing on the essentialist question of what architectural intelligence is, Footprint 36 is interested in the pragmatics of how it occurs, who institutes it, and through which technicities it is archived and disseminated. This call is open for both full articles (6000–8000 words) and review articles or visual essays (2000–4000 words). Authors of research articles are asked to submit their full contributions on Footprint’s online platform before 31 March 2024. Authors interested in contributing with review articles or visual essays should contact the editors before 31 March 2024 with an extended abstract of their proposal (500 words).

Full articles will go through a double-blind peer review process, while the review articles will be evaluated by the editors. Footprint 36 will be published in the spring of 2025.

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Current Issue

Vol. 17 No. 1 (2023): Issue # 32 | Spring/Summer 2023 | Rethinking the Architecture of Dwelling in the Digital Age
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Footprint 32 looks into the many ways the digital turn has impacted the architecture of dwelling. The issue originates from a simple observation: After the digital turn, the house as a paradigm for the discipline seemed to have gone missing from architecture debates. Recent theorisations of the digital in architecture have almost exclusively focused on new methods of production and notions of materiality alongside profound changes to the urban and social dimensions of the built environment. The question of dwelling after the digital turn leads to scrutiny of the history of the digitisation of the house and the shifting nature of domesticity, and to an exploration of involved motivations and values, oscillating between a techno-utopianism to a techno-capitalism. While the boundaries between real and virtual realms are blurred, the house and dwelling find a reconceptualisation in ecological and relational terms, thereby dissolving the house as a discrete object or entity. Privacy, autonomy, and physicality are in need of a rebalancing.

Issue editors: Dirk van den Heuvel and Nelson Mota

Published: 2023-09-20

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