Call for Materials: Pandemic Society

Non Architecture competitions is an initiative pointed at finding and bringing forward unconventional and unexplored design solutions within the field of Non Architecture Competitions aims to seek out unconventional and unexplored design solutions within the field of architecture. The second phase of competitions is structured in 9+1 themes: a search Ecosystem with the aim of exploring each theme from different perspectives. All competitions have their specialise in tackling the large problems with tomorrow, by seeking nontraditional approaches within the architecture work.

We are publishing one book for every theme of competitions where we’ll insert the simplest projects but also a series of fabric that mention each topic, a search Ecosystem to make an ongoing conversation.

The Theme Zero closed on 29 August and therefore the projects from the winners, honourable mentions and editorial picks of the three competitions previously held (48H FLOORPLAN BATTLE: COVID-19 Supermarket, HEALING – Alternative Designs for Quarantine Cities and Social Distancing Housing Block) are going to be included within the book. This involve materials has the aim to gather relevant contributions regarding this subject and necessary for the book on Pandemic Society.
To explore the results of the competitions, we invite you to go to our website.

Topics (Short version, to download the complete call, please visit the Non Architecture website)

The future remains uncertain, and because the pandemic continues to spread, more questions will undoubtedly arise. This condition opens a replacement scenario for humanity. We are promptly questioning our lifestyle and therefore the framework designed to support it. Non Architecture and its partners want to play their part by involving the planning community during a series of explorative initiatives. By reflecting upon specific topics, we aim at generating dialogue and mutual inspiration on ideas to mitigate the present crisis.
By producing a book for every Theme, Non Architecture sees a chance to deal with critical problems with tomorrow by giving visibility to innovative and unconventional ideas today. The book PANDEMIC SOCIETY is concentrated on the emergency associated with the COVID-19 outbreak. This throughout a series of elements and instruments like articles, info-graphics, schemes and concepts based upon studies and private outlook on the matter. These elements got to investigate the way to mitigate the present crisis.

Material guidelines

The call for materials defines the sector of interest of Pandemic Society and produces a context during which to situate contributions.
Contributions are often uploaded within the form of:
/ ESSAY: a quick compositions that describe, clarifies, argues, or analyzes a topic .
/ INFOGRAPHIC: a visible representation of data or data, e.g. as a chart or diagram.
/ PHOTO ESSAY: an account of something told predominantly through photographs, with some accompanying text.
/ ILLUSTRATION(S): a visualization or an outline of a topic , like a drawing, sketch, painting, or another quite image, employing a graphical representation.

Materials details

/ For the ESSAY: Your paper must be submitted in Microsoft Word (.doc or .docx) format using the below format: must be between 500-1000 words in A4 papers with a Calibri font of 10 pt. an honest reference comes from the tutorial Conferences and Publishing International.
/ For the INFOGRAPHIC: All the info must have provided sources and proof checked. This must even be submitted in A4 papers and during a Microsoft Word (.doc or .docx) format. an honest reference comes from the Office for National Statistics.
/ For the PHOTO ESSAY: A series of photos with title and subtitle of the project. An introduction to the work of maximum 300 words during a Calibri font of 10 pt. for every shot, a caption is required . This must even be submitted in A4 papers and in Microsoft Word (.doc or .docx). All photos must be taken by the author. an honest reference comes from the Time magazine.
/ For the ILLUSTRATION(S): A drawing or a series of drawings with title and subtitle of the project. An introduction to the work of maximum 300 words during a Calibri font of 10 pt. for every drawing, a caption is required . This must even be submitted in A4 papers and in Microsoft Word (.doc or .docx). All work must be done by the author.

Submission details

All the submissions must be electronically sent to the editor of NON ARCHITECTURE between the first of October and therefore the 1st of November at daniela@nonarchitecture.eu. Accepted proposals will then be published in our book by the editorial board.
Submissions must be written in English.
Please ensure your materials are carefully proofread and checked before sending.

By submitting a document you declare the paternity of the material submitted and you give rights of publication to NON ARCHITECTURE. All the articles selected will be published indicating the author’s name. Small changes might be operated by the Non Architecture Team to make the submission a better fit for the publication.

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