University of Detroit Mercy

University of Detroit Mercy

Detroit, MI


Call For Abstracts - Issue #25: SOIL

By dmahaney
Nov 12, '19 11:30 AM EST
Dichotomy Issue #25: SOIL
Dichotomy Issue #25: SOIL

The Dichotomy Team is excited to announce this years theme for Dichotomy Issue #25 as SOIL. 

Soil is the foundation of the Earth in which we all inhabit. We grow from it, prosper from it, build upon it, pollute it, and dichotomize it. Soil is an organic material providing a sustainable base for life. Yet, polarized as degrading and dirty. How is it that soil can unite nations, yet divide people? What power does it have in cultivating the built environment and defining its boundaries?

Dichotomy invites you to define what perspective grounds you in soil. Submissions should consider soil as a response to the growth, prosperous, developable, polluted, and/or divided earth that is the foundation of our built environment, as well as its relation to the discourse of architecture, urbanism, design, and the arts. Please email with any questions and submit your abstract here.  Submissions are being accepted from now until December 1st, 2019.We look forward to hearing your unique and valuable perspective on SOIL


Abstracts should be no longer than 300 words with three images in PDF, or JPEG format.