CANactions School welcomes to apply to Call for Papers for CANactions Magazine Edition 02.
CANactions Magazine, a quarterly publication of essays, articles, and interviews by critical and engaged professionals of a wide range of fields and young creative thinkers from all over the world, aiming to investigate and rethink global urban challenges—both practically and theoretically— through the prism of post-socialist states, by drawing together architecture, urbanism, and social science.
CANactions Magazine is available online free of charge, with an attitude of inclusiveness and exchange. Each edition is guided and curated by a Chief Editor and specially invited Editorial Board, which consists of leading experts on relevant topics. CANactions Magazine Edition 02 is meant to explore "LAND" and its inhabitants to collect and share with the world the most actual and relevant portrait of contemporary post-socialist states countryside.
You can choose from the following topics:
aims to address and reflect on the emerging typologies that are becoming a new rural vernacularity – elaborating on their designs, conditions and policies. Apart from residential areas, new Enterprise Architecture is appearing as a supplementary element to the rural landscape – from agro enterprises to logistics hubs and industrial warehouses. Their volumes and footprints expand to an inhuman scale with minimal integral planning behind it, often excluding architects and urban designers in the creation processes. With that in mind, how could we imagine the implementation of new typologies into the current conditions? How can we preserve existing local architectural and cultural heritage, and public institutions – culture houses, clubs, village councils – and the characteristics of the public events they host – fairs, public holidays, public assemblies? What is their relevance in contemporary rural life?
is intended to explore the backbone of rural economy and of "ruralism" as a development and lifestyle paradigm. Historically, a specific emphasis has been on the "connection to the earth" that describes both economic and sentimental attachment of the rural population. However, contemporary agriculture and other works on land have long departed from the idyll of small farming and gardening and are primarily focused on the concentration of capital. How should the way of doing business of a typical agroholding, large-scale and often focused on monocrops, be assessed in the context of small rural settlements? How spatial planning can address a drastic mismatch between the planning scale of agroholdings that operate tens of thousands of hectares and settlement master plans that face the urge of planning for rapid shrinking? Finally, what are the perspectives of those who, own, operate or live on rural land when the skies bring no rain and irrigation ponds shallow together with village wells?
aims to explore the contemporary population of rural realms. What are the values, attitudes and beliefs of villagers and small-town residents? Is there a specific identity of farmers, working migrants, summer homes (dachas) residents, rural youth, retired population? How do they connect to this territory and what keeps them there? Political, military and economic shifts bring new inhabitants to rural territories – labor migrants, refugees, internally displaced persons, downshifters who have to deal with change of their life conditions and build relations with local communities. What are the integration strategies used and how successful are they?
raises awareness of the incremental growth of rural infrastructure and technology in order to "supply" the city (as a background of the city's resources), imposing a series of questions concerning the preservation of rural ecosystems. The impact of human procedures on natural resources (food production, industry, logistics, transportation services), both in rural and urban contexts exposes them as spatial agents of environmental changes. How can we use agriculture and natural land in order to avoid rendering the earth uninhabitable? What are the tools we can utilize to preserve ecosystems and pursue sustainable development?
➜ Abstracts should be submitted in one of the following languages - English or Ukrainian.
➜ Abstracts should be based on any of the topic areas, focus on the editorial theme and the post-socialist context. Submission does not have to relate to all sub-themes but should refer at least to one of them specifically.
➜ Submission proposals might take different forms: essays, articles, interviews, illustrations, designs, photography essays.
➜ Abstracts may not be longer than 250 words.
➜ Abstract should contain the information about the proposed submission's content and length, methodology, analysis, the type and number of illustrations and drawings it includes.
The notification of acceptance of the abstracts submitted will be sent to you via email by 6 June 2020.
The final paper length should be no longer 12000 characters including spaces. After acceptance authors start work with CANactions Magazine Editorial Team. The collaboration with the Editorial Team aims to improve and maintain the quality of all final papers.
There is no entry fee to participate!
It's free to enter!
Call for Papers for CANactions Magazine Edition 02 is open to everyone worldwide.
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