Pause, call for paper

Call for Papers for Issue #08

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Invio abstract entro il 25 febbraio 2015

Il magazine Studio lancia una call for paper. I partecipanti sono invitati a riflettere sulla presenza nelle città contemporanee di spazi che permettano di prendersi una pausa per meditare e vivere i luoghi urbani.

Studio Magazine is launching a coll for paper for issue 08. Studio#08 wants to investigate how much urban contemporary spaces are capable to offer places where to suspend pressing city-time, giving the possibility to find a "urban pause", when men can live and meditate the city.

Movement, transformation, speed and noise deeply characterize our cities and our lives and seem to represent new values for contemporary society.

The Pause is the crystallization of a moment, a temporary stop out of time and space, where you can listen to the sound of silence. It's necessary to find spaces, that allow to "push the Pause button", to have instants to breathe and reflect, that mark the rhythm of the city inspiring inner or collective pauses. At the conclusion of this Pause, at the end of a silence, everything can happen: play, fast forward, rewind.

Is it possible to suspend time and space and take a Pause in the contemporary city? Are there spaces where man can find the Pause? What are the features of such kind of architectures and spaces?

Submission guidelines

Contributions may be submitted in different forms - essays, photographic essay, illustrations, data visualizations, case studies and projects, interviews, comic strips and even novels - exploring the issue in any field of design: architecture, urbanism, art, photography, graphic design, film... etc.

STAGE 01 (Abstract) - February 25th 2015
Contributors are asked to send a 200-word abstract about the proposal.The abstract must be written in English. Maximum size of the submission (image included if present): 2MB

STAGE 02 (Final Piece) - March 20th 2015
Selected contributors are asked to send the final piece.