Take Part in Further Reading Print No. 2

We invite you to take part in the upcoming Further Reading Print No. 2 by submitting your writing or visual essay within the theme ‘Boundaries’. The submission could focus on any topic in the design practice and is not limited by any discipline.

Through ‘Boundaries’, we are keen to discuss the subjects that play as borderlines between areas or fields; points of contact where disciplines integrate with each other, or expand over one another; measurements that are used to determine and/or evaluate values and practice; along with the influences that are impacting the everyday life.

Key Questions:
— What are the importance and urgencies in acknowledging and defining the boundaries around us?
— What are the contributing factors that influence the boundaries that are built around ourselves?
— How do we respond and navigate ourselves through the boundaries that are imposed on us?
— How do our geographical or social position and territory affect the way we respond and navigate through the boundaries?
— What are the consequences of moving (expanding, crossing, shrinking), changing and merging boundaries?

— Geopolitics, Centralisation and Decentralisation: The governance, system and control of an area along with the impacts on its society.
— Navigation, Migration and Distribution: The intuitions and urgencies to navigate, migrate and distribute through the boundaries and/or the circumstances that are caused by the boundaries.
— Artificial Intelligence and Human Intelligence: The boundaries that are created by artificial intelligence and human intelligence on our daily lives.
— Ecosystem (Climate, Nature, Biology): The natural occurrences or systems that take place at all levels of biological hierarchy that determined the way we live our lives.
— Materiality (Physical and Digital): The existing and envisioned sources as the bases of physical and digital things that we deal with everyday.
— Norms and Ethics: The measurement to define, evaluate and re-evaluate the direction or practice in relation to the society and its values (along with historical background).
— Psychology (Perception): The perception from conscious and subconscious memories in each one of us that determines our own views, values and ‘boundaries’.
— Interaction and Connection: The inclination and regulations for human beings to operate in a collectivistic culture or society.
— Time and Generation: The impacts of time as an indefinite continued progress of existence and people as the product of it for a certain era.

Writing/Short Essay submission should be:
— Written in English
— 700—900 words
— Including min. 3 references with MLA 8 format
— Original and unpublished
— (Optional) Including max. 5 supporting images (JPEG, 300 DPI)

Visual Essay submission should be:
— 10—12 images of photograph or collage (JPEG, 300 DPI)
— Original and unpublished
— Written in English
— 200—250 words

Submissions are open until 6 December 2019. Multiple submissions are accepted.

Please submit your work by email to info@further-reading.club with the subject ‘Take Part in: Boundaries’. If you have any other ideas or format of work that you think would be suitable for our second print issue, please feel free to discuss it with us by sending us your own proposal of submission.

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