[URBANTH-L]CFP: Expat: Places, Spaces, Baggage (Interstices)
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Interstices: A Journal of Architecture and Related Arts Issue 09:
Call for Papers: Expat: Places, Spaces, Baggage
Our present is marked by intense human displacement. For some, nomadism is a
choice made possible by global hyper-connection; while others are forced
into nomadism. Expatriates take up residence away from home. This residence
is always viewed as temporary, even though it may become permanent. Multiple
residencies may suspend people between homes. Architectural practice is not
alone in having been transformed by the hybridities of expertise and
location brought about by expanded networks.
"A new geography is established by the multitude as the productive flow of
bodies define new rivers and ports. The cities of the earth will become...
temporary residences and networks of the mass distribution of living
humanity" [Negri and Hardt, Empire (Cambridge, Mass: Harvard University
Press, 2000), p397].
In Deleuze and Guattari's nomadology the nomad inhabits a milieu rather than
a place; which is to say the nomad lives relationally rather than
territorially, interested primarily in the mobilisation of paths. Similar
displacements are observable in other theories of mobility and the outside:
Bhabha's postcolonial unhomeliness; Augé's non-places of supermodernity;
Kristeva's experience of foreignness. Expatriation might also serve as a
diagram for all journeys away from the interior to take up residence in the
What are the spaces and structures of the expatriate? What are the
consequences for architecture and urbanism of a world defined by flows,
circulation and temporary alliances? Is this a purely contemporary
condition, or one with historical precedents? What is it to refuse home? How
does an experience of the outside inform architectural works?
Issue 9 of Interstices invites contributions examining the spatiality of
expats and their baggage.
Interstices 09: Submission Instructions
Refereed papers must not exceed 5000 words (including endnotes; excluding
bibliography), non-refereed full papers 2500 words, and reviews 1000 words
(longer papers are only accepted in special circumstances and with prior
negotiation). Text must be formatted in accordance with the APA's
Publication Manual (5th edition; notes for contributors will be sent out to
authors whose contributions have been accepted). Spelling should follow UK
English and quotations must be translated into English. All papers must be
submitted electronically in MS Word or RTF format, initially with .jpg image
files of 300dpi (approx. 10% larger than the intended size of reproduction).
Figures should be numbered clearly in the text, and image captions and
credits must be included with submissions. It is the responsibility of the
author to secure permissions for image use and pay any reproduction fees. A
brief author bio of approx. 150 worlds must also be included.
Deadline for submissions: 5 December 2007.
Submit to: The Editors, Interstices 09
Helene Furjan furjan at design.upenn.edu
Julia Gatley julia.gatley at auckland.ac.nz
For Notes for Contributors, please visit our website
http://www.interstices.auckland.ac.nz and download from the page
Interstices: A Journal of Architecture and Related Arts is an open forum for
the dissemination of thought and practices in architecture and related arts.
It is a non-profit journal published jointly once a year by the School of
Architecture and Planning, The University of Auckland, and the School of Art
and Design, AUT University.
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