Visual Spaces Of Change Call for Papers, Architecture Art Image and Innovation Project, AAI2

Visual Spaces Of Change 2021

23 Jan 2021

Visual Spaces Of Change: photographic documentation of environmental transformations

The official “Call for Papers”:

Sophiais currently accepting the submission of articles for consideration, following the external Peer Review process

as described on the Editorial Policiessection.

All articles submitted should address the topic for the upcoming issue and be written in accord to the Author Guidelines.

Issue #6: “Visual Spaces Of Change: photographic documentation of environmental transformations”

Call deadline: February 2021

Expected publication date: December 2021

Visual Spaces Of Change Call for Papers

In the upcoming 6th edition of Sophia, which will be called Visual Spaces Of Change: photographic documentation of environmental transformations, we are interested in original articles that may address the following issues: How do we all become aware of the gradual, but inescapable changes in the environment? How does photography raise public awareness of the pressing environmental changes implicit in our anthropocentric epoch? How can photography contribute to these complex debates? These issues can be addressed from several perspectives: from confronting our memories and understandings of a place to reactivating ‘what is no longer there’ or proposing ‘what could be there’.

This volume of Sophia will bring together photographers and researchers who make significant contributions to these discussions, including the material processes of creating, managing and interpreting sets of documents. We are interested in material processes where photography is explored as a significant research tool for critical and innovative views on architecture and urban transformation in their expanded fields and contextualized by larger systems: cultural, political, artistic, technical, and historical dimensions.

We will be publishing long-term photographic work of environmental changes, innovative documentation or archival projects exploring discursive forms of presentation and visual constructs, articles and research papers discussing the rich spectrum of techniques and visual strategies employed in environmental discussions. The spectrum of transformational processes is broad: deforestation, soil erosion, suburban sprawl, wastelands, decaying shopping malls, neglected social housing, post-industrial ruins, gentrification and privatization of public space, or demonstration movements from “Occupy” to “Fridays for Future”.

In this context, we will be especially interested in proposals that are able to question how the different dimensions of architecture and urban transformation may be meaningfully understood or reframed through the different lenses and perspectives of visual processes.The journal is now accepting photographic work and critical papers within the above framework that will allow the interested public to reflect on the diverse transformational processes affecting our present cities and territories.

Editorial Team

Carolina Leite (CEAU / FAUP)
Carlos Machado e Moura (CEAU / FAUP)
Jorge Marum (CIAUD-UBI)
Leonor Matos Silva (Dinâmia’CET, ISCTE-IUL)
Maria Neto (CEAU / FAUP – UBI)
Pedro Leão Neto (CEAU / FAUP)
Wilfried Wang (UTSoA)

Submit all paper proposals to: [email protected]

All queries should be forwarded directly to: [email protected]

Pedro Leão

Pedro Leão Neto / Coordinator of research group Architecture, Art and Image (AAI)

email: [email protected]

Coordinator of scopio Editions

School of Architecture, University of Porto (FAUP)
Rua do Gólgota, 215
4150 – 755

Visual Spaces Of Change: photographic documentation of environmental transformations information / images received 210121

Architecture Competitions

Architectural Competitions : links

Architecture Competitions – architectural selection below:

Arquine Competition No.23 Pavilion – Deadline Extension
Arquine Competition No.23 Pavilion deadline extension
Arquine Competition No.23 Pavilion

Kaira Looro 2021 competitionSenegal, Africa
Kaira Looro 2021 Competition Women's House
Kaira Looro 2021 Competition

The Shelter Competition 2021
Shelter Competition by arch out loud
Shelter Architecture Competition

Alps Wellness Retreat Architecture Competition
Alps Wellness Retreat design competition
Alps Wellness Retreat Architecture Competition

Comments / photos for the Visual Spaces Of Change Call for Papers page welcome