Call for papers_Argument 13/2021: “Versatility of the Built Space”

9 December, 2020

Abstract submission deadline (max. 300 words): February 1st, 2021

The contemporary understanding of the built space, as an interdependence of the architecture and the realities in the middle of which it stands, emphasizes its capacity to respond to changes and context. Far from being the only major challenge, but being the most recent, the pandemic we face raises the issue of the versatility of architectural space, a possible, desirable attribute, but with important implications, at the architectural programs level, but also at the level of human perception and behavior. Thus, the adaptability of architecture seems to legitimately acclaim the exercise of versatility that deserves to be sustained in the spirit of a new coherence, easy to perceive and understand, easy to interpret and appropriate, a new space interacting in unconventional ways, but actively involving both its users and the context. Starting from the elements of architectural language that have consecrated their meaning in the theory of architecture over time and trying to bring to the fore attributes such as: multi-functionality, mixed-use, hybridity, diversity, we invite you to investigate and debate, in the 13th no. of Argument journal, the theme of the versatility of the built space.

We look forward to receiving your proposals on the editorial office email – argument.uauim@gmail.com.

February 1st, 2021 Abstract submission deadline (max. 300 words)
February 10th, 2021 Communication of acceptance of abstracts
May 7th, 2021 Submission of articles in extenso, in Romanian and English*
* Exclusively for foreign authors, the Romanian translation of the articles will be done by the editorial team.

The papers will be written according to the template and will be accompanied by the signed copyright statement (both documents, as well as other useful information, are available on the journal website: argument.uauim.ro).

The papers, evaluated in a double blind peer review process, will be published in “ARGUMENT” journal, no. 13/2021, publication accredited by CNCS / 2012 (under re-evaluation) and indexed in the international databases CEEOL, ERIH PLUS and INDEX COPERNICUS. At the same time, they will be presented during the dedicated scientific communication session, the date of which will be communicated later.

Starting with no. 13, Argument journal launches a call for reviews and will publish reviews of books, conferences and other events following the general theme of the journal. The reviews must be critical, they will be 700-1500 words long and they will be submitted both in English and Romanian (only for non-Romanian reviewers, the editorial team will assure the Romanian translation). The deadline for sending the reviews on the journal e-mail, is June 1st, 2021.

Journal Coordinator:
Anca Mitrache, prof. PhD. arch.

General Secretary of the Editorial Office:
Anda-Ioana Sfinteș, assist. PhD. arch.

Editorial Board:
Constanța Carmina Gheorghiță, assist. PhD. arch.
Iris Ganea-Christu, PhD. arch.
Ruxandra Balcanu, arch.

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