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Drawing on


Issue 04

The call for submissions for Drawing On: Re-appropriation and Representation launched on 1st July, 2020. This issue of the journal will document the results of a collaboration between Drawing On and a symposium of the same name, organised by the Architecture by Design community at the University of Edinburgh. It will explore design as a dynamic field of play, in which the dialogue between re-appropriation and representation represents a critical research question. See below for more details, and guidance on how to submit to either the journal or symposium.


Re-appropriation and Representation are critical design practices. Underlining the dynamism of design’s process of inquiry, re-appropriation engages with the present by adopting a mediating role between the past and future. Codes from the past and imaginaries of the future are re-appropriated through operations such as re-drawing, re-making, re-writing, re-imagining, re-imaging and re-situating; things are re-presented, given presence again, a new world disclosed by an architectural project.

Through this issue of Drawing On, and the associated research-by-design symposium, we are interested in work that moves towards the reinvigoration of design as a dynamic field of play in time.
In this field of play, we are looking to elaborate the notion of architecture as a practice capable of questioning established subject-object positions, intrinsically concerned with multiple interpretive potentials.
In this instance, we invite submissions of completed papers and associated design material, not abstracts. For more details, see the developed Call for Submissions on the dedicated Re-appropriation and Representation page, and for examples of previously published work visit ISSUES. If you would like to discuss your work prior to submission please contact us using the link on the CONTACT page.


For details of how to submit to Issue 04 of Drawing On see above and the Issue 04 tile on our ISSUES page.

For submissions to other issues of Drawing On we request 400 word abstracts with associated multimedia content (video, audio, flash, prezi, etc) submitted as separate pieces. See ISSUES for examples of published work, and ABOUT for more details. All submissions should include a cover page, giving your name, 100-word biography, email address and institutional affiliation (if appropriate), as well as an indication of the call to which you are responding.
Abstracts will be reviewed by the editors and, upon acceptance, completed papers and accompanying work will be issued for double-blind peer-review. The pieces will be returned to the authors for final revisions prior to publication. It is the responsibility of the authors to secure all necessary copyright permissions for material in their papers. All submissions should be sent by email to editors@drawingon.org. See the instructions link below for more details.