Call for Papers: Journal of Interior Architecture + Spatial Design IIJournal
          Posted By Mario Cipresso

        • CALL FOR PAPERS:
          autonomous identities

          fall 2012 issue I _ call for submissions

          As emergent design specializations, spatial design and interior architecture have repositioned the way that we conceive, perceive, and experience our built environment. Autonomous Identities, ii journal’s inaugural issue, seeks scholarly design-research, visual compositions, and work that challenges disciplinary specificity.  Spatial environments are informed by not only our perception of space, but also through their social engagement, performance engineering, and graphic integration. New awarenesses have converged to re-imagine the design and construction of spatial and temporal interventions, as well as the corporeal and theoretical conditions of architectural environments and performance events.

          Interior architecture and spatial design are poised to transform the design disciplines, and thus, Autonomous Identities is searching to identify tomorrow’s spatial precedents.  Both disciplines offer the potential to claim new territory by operating at the intersection of previously discrete knowledge bases.  Thus, interior-related theory, praxis, and practice have assumed a collective crisis of identity.  In this issue, ii is collecting work which has the potential to blur the traditional boundaries of the design by identifying provocative new spatial territories.  The journal endeavors to gather exemplary projects that reveal interdisciplinary approaches to research and ‘making’ skills as they apply to interiors, light-mobile-architectures, and designed objects.  Autonomous Identities will reveal contemporary developments in design education and practice relative  to the exploration of emerging materials and technologies.  The issue will highlight experimentation, theory, research, speculation, and innovation through its focus on collectively re-thinking ‘space’.

          Autonomous Identities will feature cross-disciplinary work that offers an alternative perspective on space, materiality, and tectonics. Work may include, but is not limited to, spatial design, graphic design, architecture, industrial design, engineering, fashion, performance, film, and multi-media, as well as the environmental and social sciences.


          15 August 2012 _ worldwide call announced
          01 October 2012 _ paper submission deadline
          15 October 2012 _ paper selections announced
          01 November 2012 _ final edits due 
          01 December 2012 _ typeset confirmed 
          15 January 2013 _ journal printed

          ii is the International Journal of Interior Architecture + Spatial Design.

          In a global, complex, and networked society, interior architecture and its praxis are experiencing unprecedented change.  Theoretical investigations, design-research, and alternative explorations blend previously discrete disciplines within an emerging blurred territory.  The International Journal of Interior Architecture + Spatial Design investigates this new territory by requesting scholarship, design research, and projects that ask bold questions and propose innovative responses.  Founded and stewarded by the Interior Architecture program at the Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture and published by the University of Houston, ii seeks to re-frame the debate and shape the contemporary dialogue of interior architecture and spatial design.

          General inquiries may be sent to: iieditors@gmail.com
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