Interstices: Journal of Architecture and Related Arts, Vol 13 - Technics, Memory and the Architecture of History
In the light of catastrophic earthquakes and tsunamis, the question of urban and architectural reconstruction invokes the question of remembering. This issue of Interstices: Journal of Architecture and Related Arts  invokes the theatre of the historian’s individuation alongside history’s mnemotechnics that organize the images which appear whenever memory is invoked.
What is this ‘past’ that we remember and on which we base our future reconstructions? What images of the past do we call upon in our decisions to build or not to build – and how do they negotiate the terrain between memory and history, nature and culture, technology and sustainability, planning and responding, tradition and innovation, foundations and interstices? What are the key image-objects and the ontological conditions surrounding these objects, their construction and dissemination? What alternative topologies of memorialising the past are imaginable: narratival, conversational, oral and gestural? What images are inherited by the historian, and how does the interior (psychic) condition of the historian assimilate (or not) the otherness of the image-objects that arrive from the outside?
We invite you to contribute to the forthcoming issue – either in the refereed or non-refereed part. Interstices accepts both academic and practice oriented, fully written as well as visual, contributions for double blind refereeing and welcomes articles related to the issue theme. Please visit our website for the full Call for Papers (http://interstices.ac.nz/news-events/), check out the Notes for Contributors for details about the reviewing process, copyright issues and formatting (http://interstices.ac.nz/information-for-contributors/) and send your submission to Andrew Douglas (email@example.com) by 28 February 2012.
We look forward to your contribution!
 Interstices: A Journal of Architecture and Related Arts received an “A” rating in the 2009 and 2010 Australian Research Council’s Journal Ranking Exercise. See also http://www.2020publication.info/
Stephen Loo, University of Tasmania, Launceston, Australia. Stephen.Loo@utas.edu.au
Andrew Douglas, AUT University, Auckland, New Zealand. firstname.lastname@example.org
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