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AIA Forward Journal, Spring Issue 2013: Call for Papers
Register/Submit: Saturday, February 16, 2013

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: olivia.graf@hmcarchitects.com

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 olivia.graf@hmcarchitects.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.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES  
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).     

Articles: 

  1. 700-3500 words.  Please use italics (no underlining) when appropriate and  follow the Chicago Manual of Style for grammar and references. 
  2. Please include all citations in a “REFERENCES” section located at the end of  your document.  Use document endnotes with attribution in the  REFERENCES section.  Number your references beginning with 1.  For  questions regarding format, refer to the Chicago Manual of Style.  
  3. At the end of the article, please include a short (3-5 sentences) biography,  including your credentials and recent experience.   Also include a headshot  image in your submission. 

Images: 

  1. We strongly encourage the submission of images that support, explain, and  clarify.  
  2. Underneath each image, please list a caption and the individual or group to  be credited as the copyright owner.

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.

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