I wish to highlight a “call for paper” for article publication on the
third issue of the international architectural journal “Boundaries”.
Below the full text.
Boundaries introduces the second call for papers for the third issue
of the review (January – March 2012 ) on the following subject:
“Architectures of Peace”.
Boundaries is a quarterly international magazine on contemporary
architecture, with texts in English and Italian. The first issue, July
– September 2011, is centred on the Contemporary Architecture in
Africa and the second, October – December 2011, on the Architectures
The aim of the project in Boundaries is to offer a panoramic and
critical view of the architectures that today face, in many different
ways, the challenges of modernity, and of sustainability intended as a
balance between problems of cultural, environmental, economic and
For more information, see : http://www.boundaries.it
The third issue of Boundaries International Architectural Magazine
will focus on the meaning of « Architectures of Peace ».
Peace as a process, rather than an aim or a condition, is something
difficult to define. Nevertheless, in this new era of local – and
global – wars and conflicts it is not just rhetoric to reaffirm the
importance of dialog values and peace.
Architecture has a deep effect on human beings. Consciousness, places
and memories are all deeply involved in the process of creation and re-
creation of the environment. Architecture not only provides a shelter
but contributes to the organization of the society and reflects our
perception of reality. There are many different ways in which the
dialogue between architecture and peace could take place: not only
through reconstructions, not only through memorials, not only through
We encourage authors to explore any aspect of this topic, on which we
wish to open a wide interdisciplinary debate. All kinds of approaches
to this topic are welcomed, and papers can be case studies oriented,
or methodological and/or theoretical in focus.
The deadline for submission is November 18, 2011.
Contributors are invited to submit a title, an abstract (no more than
500 words and from one to three images), and a short biography stating
their affiliation and professional interests (maximum 100 words), in
English or Italian.
All submission of abstracts should be sent by email to
firstname.lastname@example.org (up to 15 Mb) before November 18, 2011.
The papers will be selected by the editorial board and subjected to
evaluation with the blind peer review system. The authors will receive
an answer before November 24, 2011.
Articles should be sent to the editorial board, in the definitive form
and with illustrations (free from reproduction rights), before
December 8, 2011.
Articles length must be at least 2 and no more than 4 pages (between
4000-8000 characters), notes and bibliography included. Contributions
must be original and should not have been previously published, even
in part. All articles must be illustrated (at least eight images).