SHIFT is an annual student-produced publication sponsored by the student chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA). Recognizing that students represent the next generation of leaders and design innovators, we created SHIFT to provide a scholarly and provocative forum for professional-reviewed student research into emerging issues at the forefront of landscape architecture theory and practice. We seek to foster creative interaction across disciplinary boundaries and raise awareness of emerging trends within academic and professional communities.
The inaugural issue, SHIFT: infrastructure – winner of the 2011 student ASLA Award of Excellence in Communications, suggests that rather than only integrating natural systems into the built environment, the public and community should be involved in the design process to create culturally significant spaces.
Our second issue, SHIFT: process, will build upon SHIFT:infrastructure by focusing on new ways of thinking about the design process. Submissions may be from current students or graduates within the past two years of any discipline. Our call is looking for innovative thinking or new methodologies in landscape architecture. Processes including community involvement, public input, implementation of modern culture/technology/social media, and those responding to the current and predicted environmental crises are encouraged.
How can we engage the designer, the community, and ecology in the process of design?
What does this process look like? Where does it happen?
How do these processes improve on current techniques?
Submissions may be: academic essays (up to 3,000 words), narratives, project graphics including mixed media, photography, diagrams, flash animation, stop motion animation, models, social networking tools, games, community building art forms, puzzles, etc. Each submission must include a written abstract (~150 words) and a bibliography if applicable. An independent jury composed of nationally recognized leaders in landscape architecture will review each submission.
Submissions Due: September 15th, 2012.
Contact our Director of Communications: Danielle Toronyi: firstname.lastname@example.org for details about submitting online through our university-hosted service.
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