CALL FOR VISUAL ESSA YS
T E S E L E C T E D S H O R T S
C I T Y
Thinking Eye / Selected Shorts encourages brief, cogent visual explorations in landscape and urbanism. Contributions to be published in the Journal of Landscape Architecture are chosen by a panel of scholars, artists, and designers.
We now seek inventive images and interpretations of a single aspect of one city—any city—through creative cartography, collage, photographs, drawings, paintings, animation, film, installations, or any combination of media.
The city is the testing ground for the complex alliance between nature and culture. The city is a destination: a goal and a spectacle. Explore it
as a human concentrate, a fabrication of complexities and contradictions, one of:
• alternative ecologies
• an intensity of textural, material qualities
• ceaseless and rapid transformations
• the everyday and the cataclysmic event
• solitude and the communal
• great wealth and great want
• tolerance and indifference
• construction and destruction
• delight and desire
Interpret the city in a maximum of five images and a short text of no more than 300 words.
Name the city of your choice and why it is the site of your study, the purpose of your exploration and the methods, materials, and process you undertook in exploring it. Situate your work in relation to the ideas of other artists, designers, or theorists working in the city who may have informed your approach.
DEADLINE 15 JUNE 2017