Footprint 34: Narrating Shared Futures


Aleksandar Staničić and Angeliki Sioli are editing Footprint 34, dedicated to ‘Narrating Shared Futures’.

By combining the study of cultural heritage and literature within an architectural framework, in this issue of Footprint we wish to examine how the past, present and future are constantly being made in the now through both literary and design techniques. We invite contributors to discuss past stories, analyse and examine present narratives, and imagine and suggest future scenarios, all in relation with selected places of heritage and literary works. Proposals for full, peer-reviewed articles (6000–8000 words) and review articles and visual essays (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 and visual essays) submitted by 3 December 2022. The authors of the selected abstracts will be invited to develop their contributions by 6 March 2023.

Full articles go through a double-blind peer review process, while review articles are evaluated by the editors. Footprint 34 will be published in the Spring of 2024.

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Vol. 16 No. 1 (2022): Issue # 30 | Spring/ Summer 2022 |The Epiphylogenetic Turn and Architecture: In (Tertiary) Memory of Bernard Stiegler
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Footprint 30 explores the work of French philosopher of technology Bernard Stiegler (1952–2020) to critically rethink the built environment in terms of a constructed yet emergent existential niche. Foremost concerned with technics, the purchase of Stiegler’s thinking and conceptual apparatus is to be found in the proposition of a novel theoretico-methodological turn towards epiphylogenetic processes. Yet to be embraced by discourses on architectural and cultural technologies, the notion of epiphylogenesis implies a kind of recursive path-dependent co-evolution of living systems with non-living means, especially technics. This sympoietic vision – of how culture-shaping technics and technical ensembles like cities (trans)form us – urges us to rethink how environments re-shape ontogenetic processes. The contributions to the issue call for a radical recasting of the architectural discipline by reconsidering the ‘what’ of technicity as constitutive of a (post)human ‘who’.

Issue editors: Robert A. Gorny and Andrej Radman

Published: 2022-07-12

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