Guidelines for visual submissions to the refereed part of Interstices

In Uncategorized on February 15, 2010 at 11:19

Notes for Contributors

Interstices: Journal of Architecture and Related Arts is about the spaces between idea and thing where perfect correspondence is never quite found, demanding a realm of endless negotiation and productive interpretation. We are not there to reaffirm existing normative standards and canons, nor to rest comfortably in the supposed self-sufficiency of the building/art object, regional identity, composition, nature, function … but to explore the interstices, the gaps and fractures within an institution that appears solid, secure and fixed (Jenner, 1991).

In the particular mode of the media and methods used, we therefore expect visual submissions to the refereed part of Interstices to engage in, and contribute to, a wider critical context. Their mode of fabrication, and its exploration and questioning, needs to be evident both in the visual and textual parts of the submission, and their relationship with sites and empirical or conceptual contexts must be articulated and made explicit. The work needs to demonstrate innovation or creative excellence.

Submissions must clearly position the work within the current field of knowledge in architecture, art and design. That is, they must articulate, in both graphic and textual form, the theoretical underpinnings, design process, and reflective evaluation of the outcome. They need to be pertinent to the theme of the issue, demonstrate a critical engagement with current debates and an understanding of the body of knowledge underpinning them, have an appropriate structure, and be accessible to the readers of Interstices. In particular, the relationship between text and visual work needs to be carefully considered and articulated. Images need to be supplied as high quality jpg files (300dpi at high quality compression rate, at approximately 1.5 the size of the anticipated reproduction) and be accompanied by a careful description of the media and processes used. The accompanying text of approximately 500 words needs succinctly to explain context and intention. It needs to reference precedents, which attempted the same or in any other way impacted on the conception of the work submitted. This part should be carefully footnoted using (an adaptation of) the APA Style.

For further information about Issue 11, The Traction Drawing, please refer to previous post.

Please submit your visual contributions by 28 February 2010 to the Co-ordinating Editor, Interstices 11, Rafik Patel <rafik.patel@aut.ac.nz>


Jenner, R. (1991). Editorial: The Spaces Between. Interstices: Journal of Architecture and Related Arts(1), i-ii.


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