[URBANTH-L]CFP: Expat: Places, Spaces, Baggage (Interstices)

Angela Jancius jancius at ohio.edu
Wed May 30 14:45:57 EDT 2007

[cross-posted from h-urban at h-net.msu.edu]

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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