AIA FORWARD Journal / Call for Papers
Deadline: February 15, 2013
The Architecture and Design Journal of the AIA National Associates Committee and AIA Forward journal welcomes the submission of essays, projects and responses to articles. All Forward issues are themed: in part, articles and projects are selected based on alignment with the issue theme. Please contact the Forward Director, Olivia Graf Doyle, should you have questions about a proposed article or project: firstname.lastname@example.org
SPRING ISSUE THEME: 'CRAFT'
From Kieran and Timberlake’s Manual: “While the organization of material on a small scale has always been the province of craft, the conflation of craft with a contemporary usage… expands its conventional realm of influence from small to large scale.”
Forward 113 seeks scholarly design-research, visual compositions, and projects which explore the concept and ideas of Craft in the fields of research, theory, education, and practice. The journal endeavors to present exemplary work that reflects on the role of craft in design innovation and examines the critical territory between thinking and making. We seek work that examines contemporary ideas of space, materiality, technology, assembly, craft, and tectonics relative to the art of building. Forward seeks articles and projects that explore design as an iterative process contingent on the relationships between thinking and making. How does informed making lead to critical thinking and craftsmanship? Is the designer’s hand isolated from the process of making or engaged as the master craftsman? What is the historical relationship between building crafts, material sciences and the creative process?
SUBMISSION METHOD AND DEADLINE
Please send the final version of any submission to Olivia Graf Doyle, Forward Director, via email at email@example.com on or before Friday, February 15th, 2013. Submissions should be formatted as a single pdf file no larger than 5 Mb in size (text and images). Authors anticipating difficulties meeting the deadline should contact Ms. Graf Doyle as soon as possible.
Articles will be selected based on a Peer Review Process and an editorial review by the Forward Director and Forward Assistant Directors. Selections will be made based on the quality of the submission and alignment with Forward’s editorial objectives. In addition, prospective authors may be invited to serve as Forward Peer Reviewers for future issues.
Forward seeks articles and projects that explore design as an iterative process contingent on the relationships between thinking and making. How does informed making lead to critical thinking and craftsmanship? Is the designer’s hand isolated from the process of making or engaged as the master craftsman? What is the historical relationship between building crafts, material sciences and the creative process? What is the ultimate role of an architect’s craft – sketches, models (digital and physical), renderings, drawing sets, and building? How does one’s experience of the built environment parallel the emotional process of creation? Does the role of technology change the relationship between thinking and making, and if so, how does it affect the art of Craft? Articles may explore topics ranging from avant-garde digital fabrication to contemporary detailing to historical analogues, including reflections on the designer’s collaboration with materials.
Please email a final version of your submission (single pdf file no larger than 5 Mb in size for text and images) to the Forward Director listed above. Attach a resume or curriculum vitae and include the items described below. Please note that if selected, jpg images and a final document in Word will be required.
Forward requires all authors to undertake their own line-edits. In addition, authors are responsible for the proper documentation of citations and research as endnotes. Finally, it is the responsibility of the author to obtain copyright permissions, where applicable, for all images included in the article. If selected, please be prepared to provide written statements of permission from each copyright owner (from the photographer or creator of the original work).
GUIDELINES FOR SUBMISSION OF RESEARCH/ THEORY ARTICLES
Forward encourages researchers, designers, artists and scientists to submit their scholarly research and creative work. Articles focused on research should have a strong, original thesis related to the issue theme. We encourage multidisciplinary discussion and collaboration, and actively seek broad perspectives from those outside the architecture profession.
GUIDELINES FOR SUBMISSION OF DESIGN WORK
Forward encourages design professionals to submit their proposed, in progress, or completed projects for publication. Articles on design work should respond to the topics and compelling questions related to the issue’s theme and should describe the conceptual ideas, development process, project intent and project type or program. Clearly state the design intent and explain how that intent is made manifest in the final project. Finally, please include edited documentation of plans, sections and relevant conceptual sketches, diagrams, model photos and construction photos as appropriate.