d3:dialog is a hybrid publication that combines the depth and format of a journal with the flexibility of a magazine. Each issue will explore a focused aspect of current architectural theory and production.
d3:dialog publishes peer-reviewed essays, visual compositions, and observations that merge research-based rigor with an avant-garde journalistic edge. We define these focus areas expansively, with an eye toward engaging the allied disciplines including ecology, geography, planning, technology, media, and the performing arts. The journal is guided by an editorial board of editors and advisors who represent a range of academic institutions, professional organizations, and design firms.
d3:dialog solicits the work of educators, practitioners, and doctoral candidates in the design disciplines. We seek provocative and original writing that critically examines contemporary urbanism, architecture, landscape, interiors, and designed objects. We request scholarship, studio/practice research, and projects that ask bold questions while proposing innovative approaches.
The first issue, d3:dialog>assemble, will cast its lens on the current relationship between information and production by asking: How does an increasingly enhanced complicity between author and audience affect design of urban spaces, architecture, interiors, and objects?
2010 CALL: d3:dialog>assemble
The cities and buildings that we inhabit represent temporal manifestations of mass, space, time, and memory. With the advent of digital methodologies, cities, buildings, and interior spaces may be conceived more fluidly in terms of information. This shift from analog means to digital systems of conceptual design and material production enables a more profound interaction between designer and audience. Likewise, an inability to separate the real from the digital has emerged., whereby these methods have converged to form part of the same process.
How can the development of 21st century urban space and architecture be conceptualized, controlled, and created? How do such environments grow, transition, and transform over time? How does the integration of digital conceptualization tools with physical matter produce increasingly fluid architectural forms, flexible spaces, and transformative assemblies?
The first volume of New York-based d3's dialog series calls for work in architectural theory, design postulations, and built form that blurs the boundary between mapping and making of cities, buildings, spaces, and objects. Through d3:dialog>assemble, we shall collectively explore how such fusion occurs and how conventional methods remain relevant.
d3:dialog seeks work in the following categories addressing one of three focus areas.
Category 1: Scholarly Composition
Primarily text-based manuscripts of 5,000-7,000 words maximum including endnotes with illustrations that support the text.
Category 2: Hybrid Composition
Essays with supporting text of 2,500-5,000 words maximum including endnotes and a list of figures that support the images.
Category 3: Visual Composition
Primarily visually-based 8-page essays with supporting text of 1500 words maximum including endnotes and a list of figures that support the images.
Submissions that investigate design ideologies supported by the development of theoretical frameworks and inquiry-based teaching pedagogies. Work may be supported by design research, case studies, and conceptual explorations in studio settings.
Submissions that offer new perspectives through alternative practice models including community-based outreach, design-build initiatives, public-private partnerships, building methods, materials research, cultural studies, inquiry-intensive design, sustainable approaches, etc..
Submissions that address the current dialogue in conceptual design strategies, philosophical frameworks, curriculum development, and teaching pedagogies in architecture and the allied design disciplines including urban planning, landscape architecture, urban design, interior design, product design, graphic visualization, geographic studies, environmental design, etc..
Register by: 08-10-2010 / Submit by: 08-10-2010