October 9, 2013:
lunch invites you to submit your positions to be published in our ninth volume,
lunch9: In Excess
Excess is everywhere — it is plenty; profit; waste. Growth cannot occur without excess, yet there is a threshold beyond which growth becomes malignant. Nothing succeeds like excess, yet necessity — scarcity — is the mother of invention. We encounter this duality constantly; how we react defines us collectively as a society and individually as creators and agents of change.
How do we measure, or decide, what is — in quantity or quality — excessive? Are traditional constraints — the actualities of material, labor, technology, and permanence — still at work? Is excess valuable; is it beautiful; is it productive? When and how does excess lead to innovation, or stifle it?
What is design in excess?
We seek ideas, papers, and projects — design and product proposals; visual narratives, critical mappings, and diagrams; experiments, interviews, critiques, etc. — addressing excess from all perspectives.
lunch is the refereed design research journal edited and designed by students at the University of Virginia School of Architecture. Visit UVaLunch.com for our past volumes and more information.