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    FM VIII Call for Submissions

    Jamie Evelyn Goldsborough
    Mar 29, '16 10:43 PM EST


    The dinosaurs of capitalism have become the senescence of urbanism. If the modernist project of carte blanche is over, how do we engage the city’s filthy state without a clean slate? 

    Contemporary architectural discourse has sidelined the master plan. What if instead of a master-planning master architect, we assume the role of a jester-planning joker architect?

    Vacancy inevitably alters physical boundaries unexpectedly; how can this effect demanding forces to encode spaces? What ways can sudden intelligence infiltrate the city against the prevailing myths of urbanism?

    The street is a potential space for urban transformation and radical change in a city—reversing figure and ground, subtracting built matter, and stratifying the city into bands of interaction. Dense urban context presents the challenge of how to deal with existing “masterpieces.” 

    More than a matter of unit distribution, the problem of housing is uniquely urban. How can new housing typologies exist in dialog with the urban landscape?

    Architects are criticized for taking agency over the intangible concept of human scale. How can this disobedience be thought of both modestly and provacatively?


    Submission Guidelines

    FM aims to gather the widest possible range of submissions of any medium or scale. From comic panels to extensive essays, we encourage contributions reinforcing or contradicting the call. Please submit text in editable Word documents, images as .jpeg or .tiff at 300 dpi, and drawings in vector format. Please visit the website to find submission form. Please submit contributions by June 1, 2016 to [email protected]. Please note all contributions are made voluntarily and without profit.

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