the journal of architectural education invites submissions of conceptually innovative design work and teaching that investigate ideas and practices of 'recycling' in architecture. we solicit creative investigations that rescue, redeem and reuse buildings, materials, land, ruins, refuse, waste, by-products, and salvage. we also encourage larger scale studies of infrastructure, industrial sites, landfill, terrain vague, neighborhoods, malls and housing. jae seeks projects that reflect critically on the cultural cycles that lead to the devaluation and repossession of once-viable artifacts. who participates, or is excluded, politically, technically and creatively in the processes that lead to the re-evaluation, reclamation, and recycling of the obsolete? what methods and techniques are used in the regeneration, conversion and transformation of artifacts and debris? what are the tangible benefits and costs to the environment, economy, social health and cultural heritage? does the ethic of reuse replace the modern
ist 'cult of the new', with a neo-modern 'cultivation of renewal'? or do the effects of recycling accelerate the consumption of both goods and ideas? how is recycling deployed as a tactic for the subversion, reprogramming, and reversal of status and meaning of cultural detritus? at what sacrificial point does a vital entity become an objet trouvé, vulnerable to the formulation of a trope?
successful submissions shall address some aspect of the issues cited above in word and image. we welcome built and unbuilt design works, speculative projects, and studio teaching.
for more information or to register, contact:
jae design co-editor/the university of manitoba