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"The Island as Space?!"
Call for Papers
Foto by Joe Baum, Maldives

News & Updates

11-2022: We have good news – in the next few days we will receive the proof of our book. We expect the book to be published in mid-December. Unfortunately, we can't give an exact date. This always depends among other things on the flow and return times of the final proof and the printing house. For the new year we are planning a book presentation/exhibition, of course we will keep you informed about that.

10-2022: We would like to apologize to everyone involved for the delay, we are working flat out to get the book published this year. After the proofs have been printed, each author will of course receive the respective contribution for final review. Don't worry, the book will be published, good things take time.

03-2022: We are in the middle of the layout process, as you can imagine, this is not so easy with different participants. As soon as this step is finished, we will contact all participants again!

30.11.2021: We have made a selection of contributions and informed all participants about the result by e-mail. Once again, thank you to all participants for the numerous submissions, unfortunately we could not consider all contributions.

24.11.2021: The call is closed, we are just in the process of looking through all the great submissions.

After our successful book „TYPISCH ÖSTERREICHISCH: […]“ (ISBN 978 3 9820370-2-8) we are again looking for guest contributions for our next publication in this call.

As with our last call, we want to create a forum for the exchange of opinions; as we are convinced that too little attention is paid to the fundamentals of a spatial or architectural consideration.

We are looking for works that deal with the theme of the island in connection with space. There are no limits to the form of the contribution – whether your contribution is a graphic analysis, a photo or a photo series, a picture, a text, etc. – is up to you. The important thing is that the contribution refers to an island; in the context of a spatial and / or architectural consideration. And we all know, even a garbage-island can be a space, – to name just one of almost infinite examples.

What do you get out of it? As with our last call, the most suitable contributions will be selected from all those submitted and published in the planned book. In addition, you will receive a copy of the book hot off the press - as a small compensation for your efforts. The book will have an official ISBN and will be available in other libraries as well as in the German National Library.

Do you have a brilliant idea, a manifesto, a photo and / or a text that would be suitable? Then follow our call and send us your contribution, we would be very happy!

Many greetings

Josef-Matthias Printschler & Lore Stangl

Title "The Island as Space?!"
Book or working title "The Island as Space: Positions, Perspectives, and Approaches.”
Keywords / Subtopics Space, spatial theory, theory, text, architecture, phenomenology
Form of contribution Text, graphic, photo, drawing, image, etc. Contributions that approach the topic experimentally are explicitly welcome.
Eligible to participate Anyone (minimum age 18), team participation is also possible. Multiple submission is excluded.
Deadline delivery 23.11.2021 - 23:59 (UTC +-0)
Date announcement 30.11.2021 - 23:59 (UTC +-0)
Send your contribution to inselbuch[at]metatektur.org
Maximum file size 10 MB
Contribution format PDF
Language German and / or English
Price / compensation The best contributions will be selected for the planned book and published in it.
Authors of a selected contribution will receive a copy of the book; for selected team contributions, each team member will receive a copy.
More information here TheIslandAsSpace_AuthorsDeclaration.pdf