PLAT Magazine is calling for submissions for the new issue.
PLAT's purpose is to shift architectural discourse by stimulating new relationships between design, production, and theory. It operates by interweaving student, faculty, and professional work into an open and evolving dialogue which progresses from issue to issue. Curating worldwide submissions in two annual issues, PLAT serves as a projective serves as a projective catalyst for architectural discourse.
PLAT is an independent Architectural Journal published by students at Rice School of Architecture.
From unforeseen endings come dramatic beginnings. PLAT 3.0 invites projects; images, essays, and manifestos, including scholarly papers, photographs, drawings prints, media projects, and philosophical, explorations of the discursive opportunities which emerge in the wake of collective disruption. In a time characterized by rapidly shifting conditions and perpetual crises, contingencies and opportunities to innovate emerge. Such moments lay the ground for radical change. free from the constraints of the established doctrine, architectural and urban practice find new frontiers where experimentation is not only allowed, but demanded -- where breakdown, crisis or destruction produces new, lasting thresholds for architecture. In these moments:
What are the limits of urgency and agency?
Where is the relationship between speed and production?
How do rapid changes in topography, geography, and movement produce new territories for architecture?
When can architecture extend the potentials of the boiling point to make lasting change?
What was yesterday unimaginable is now perfectly plausible, in the call for action embedded in disruption.
Note that the deadline is February 14, 2012. More: Here.