Thursday, August 11, 2011

A World in Making: Cities Craft Design - Volume #5 Call for papers

craft + design enquiry is pleased to announce a new call for papers for the fifth issue of the journal to be published in 2013.

A World in Making: Cities Craft Design
Guest Editor, Suzie Attiwill is calling for papers for this on the theme of A World in Making: Cities Craft Design as outlined below.
On 12 March 1913, a naming ceremony took place in an empty paddock on a hill. This rural environment was to become a city, the capital city of Australia, the city of Canberra. The aspirations and the projections of the Griffins' winning design for Canberra are an example of a world-in-making involving the practices of design and craft. This issue of craft + design enquiry will be published in 2013 - 100 years after this event and when, for the first time in history, more than half the world's population live in cities. By 2030, this will increase to at least 60% with significant growth happening in cities of developing countries and the emergence of meta-cities with 20 million inhabitants. 'The twenty-first century will be known as the century of the city'.1
This next issue of craft + design enquiry will focus on and highlight the role, contribution and potential of craft and design practices to the urban environment as well as the transformation of these practices - a world in making.

 Call for Papers website

1. Tibaijuka, A.K., 2010. Inaugural Address UN Pavilion Lecture Series, Shanghai World Expo 2010 - Better Cities, Better Life. Available at: [Accessed April 24 2011].

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