We are happy to launch the first call for papers of 2017 and begin the cycle CARTHA – On The Limits of Fiction in Architecture.
Almost three centuries ago, in 1721, the Austrian architect Fischer von Erlach published A Plan of Civil and Historical Architecture. This book, a supposed comparative analysis of the world’s architecture, contains a number of plates depicting a group of monuments such as the Giza Pyramids, and the buildings of still remote cultures like Chinese pavilions and landscapes alongside projects and buildings by Fischer von Erlach himself. On each plate, below the image, a bilingual caption shortly exposes von Erlach’s personal views on the represented buildings and projects
By presenting both existing buildings, regardless of how accurate their representations are, and de facto fictional buildings in the same manner, Fischer consciously manipulated the notions of reality of the European population.
For this first issue, we call for contributions only and exclusively in the form of text. The contributions should build upon an example in architecture chosen by the contributor, a case study, and expand on the question of how architecture operates with and within fiction and reality.
SCHEDULE AND SUBMISSION DETAILS
The Limits of Fiction in Architecture, Issue I will be published in August 2017.
Contributions should be electronically sent to CARTHA until 15.06.2017. Accepted proposals will then be prepared for publishing by the author and the editorial board together.
Contributions must be written in English and submitted in *.doc format.
CARTHA does not buy intellectual property rights for the material appearing in the magazine. We suggest contributors to publish their work under Creative Commons licenses.
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