CFP: International Journal of Islamic Architecture, “Streets of Protest: The Politics of Public Space”

The International Journal of Islamic Architecture(IJIA) is seeking papers for a special issue titled “Streets of Protest: The Politics of Public Space.” Edited by Ipek Tureli (McGill University) and “house”-edited by Kivanc Kilinc (PhD in Art History, Binghamton University, 2010) the issue will explore the diverse ways individuals and groups contest and remake public space is of interest to the field of architecture, especially at this moment of economic recession. From “guerrilla,” “tactical,” to “DIY” urbanisms, all celebrate the agency of the individual or small groups to make modest changes by claiming public spaces without the need for extensive investments or infrastructure. Such calls are conveniently in line with the emphasis on the neo-liberal subject’s individual agency and capability. What happens when ordinary people demand not so modest but copious and radical changes?

Proposal Submission deadline: 15 March 2012



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