About the Journal

Serial title

Writingplace Journal for Architecture and Literature

Aims and Scope

The Writingplace journal for Architecture and Literature is a peer-reviewed, open-access e-journal, published by nai010 publishers and TUDelft Open. The journal was launched in 2018, after the international Writingplace conference on literary methods in architectural research and design in 2013 and the book Writingplace: Investigations in Architecture and Literature in 2016.  The journal acts as a vehicle for exchange of knowledge on the relationship between architecture and literature and to address and promote alternative ways of looking at and designing architecture, urban places and landscapes through literary methods. By acknowledging the possibilities of literature as a field of academic research, able to explore architectural imaginations, Writingplace hopes to establish a common ground to investigate the productive connections further between architecture and literature, or a place to engage in writing.

The journal presents thematic issues, which, while always centred around the productive relationship between architecture and literature, ranging from pedagogy, spatial analysis and critical theory to artistic practices, individual buildings, landscape and urban design. Next to academic articles the journal is open to accounts of experiments in education and works of design or spatial analysis in which literary tools have been explored.

All material submitted to the Writingplace journal is subject to a peer-review process. We welcome contributions from all over the world and invite authors, architects, educators, (PhD) students and those who deal with spatial design, analysis and/or literature to submit abstracts and proposals for contribution.

Open Access Policy

Writingplace is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) licence. You are free to use the work, but you have to attribute (refer to) the work in the manner specified by the author or licensor (but not in any way that suggests that they endorse you or your use of the work). The easiest way to refer to an article is to use the HOW TO CITE tool that you find alongside each article in the right sidebar.

Copyrights and publishing rights

Writingplace allows the author(s) to hold the copyright without restrictions. Writingplace allows the author(s) to retain publishing rights without restrictions.

Author processing charges (APC)

Writingplace does not have article processing charges (APCs).

Article submission charges

Writingplace doesn't have article submission charges.


Authors can archive the pre-print and post-print versions of the work they have submitted to Writingplace, including the pdf-version of the article (the so-called publisher's version) that is available on this website. Authors are explicitly free to copy and redistribute the work they have submitted in any medium or format and to remix, transform, and build upon the work they have submitted to Writingplace for any purpose.


Writingplace grants you the right to publish the metadata of the series, it's issues and articles under the terms of the Creative Commons CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).

Publication ethics

Editors, authors and the publisher Writingplace adopt the guidelines developed by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).


Writingplace actively checks for plagiarism.

Publication frequency

Writingplace is published twice a year. Each issue contains on average 12 contributions.

Review Process

Contributions to Writingplace are peer-reviewed.


Writingplace is indexed by Google Scholar.


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 online 2589-7691


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This journal has been made possible by financial support from the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO), in the form of a KIEM grant to set up the infrastructure and to publish the first two editions of the journal. We are thankful for the support of TUDelft Open and Frank van der Hoeven of 100% Research at TU Delft in particular for creating the online environment in which this project is accessible. Further, our gratitude goes to Marcel Witvoet of nai010 publishers for supporting and contributing to the initiative, to D’Laine Camp for the English copy editing, to Sanne Dijkstra for the graphic design, and to Mike Schäfer for the practical and organisational assistance to the entire project. The Department of Architecture of TU Delft and the Faculty of Architecture of RWTH Aachen University have supported the initiative both regarding their critical reflections and regarding the time granted to their staff to work on this endeavour as authors, editors or reviewers. Issue #4 was published with the support of the FWO network Texts~Buildings, issues #5 and #6 have published with the support of EU COST Action Writing Urban Places. We express our sincere thanks to the academic committee for their critical reflections and to all of the authors and reviewers who contributed to this journal. Finally, we thank you, as readers, for taking an interest in this journal and the topic of architecture and literature. Without your interest and support, our exploration would have never attained this stage.