2020 Call for Submissions: Journal of Visual & Critical Studies

Wednesday, January 8, 2020 - 9:45am to Wednesday, January 15, 2020 - 11:45pm

The Journal of Visual & Critical Studies collects and celebrates some of the best undergraduate academic writing at OCAD University. Comprising exhibition and performance reviews, critical essays, and thesis abstracts, this anthology challenges the boundaries of art history and visual studies in order to produce innovative relationships between art, design, and academic at OCAD U and beyond.

We encourage students to submit work that they have written for courses and would feel proud to share. The Editorial Committee is seeking submissions from all current OCAD U students in the following formats:

Exhibition and Performance Reviews [250 to 500 words]
Reviews of exhibitions, performances or art-related events that happened after April 2019. We welcome reviews that are local, national, or international in scope.

Critical Essays [1000 to 2000 words]
We publish academic essays about art, design, and visual studies. We are open to a wide range of methods and analyses, including experimental writing on aesthetic experiences and interdisciplinary research. We accept excerpts from larger essays.

Submission Guidelines
Submissions should be sent either as an email attachment, to visualcriticalstudies@gmail.com. Writing should be submitted as a Word Document (.doc or .docx). Chicago style citations are encouraged!

In your submission email please provide a 1 to 2 sentence biography that includes your name, your program, the year of your program, and a few details about your research interests and/or studio practice.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Wednesday, January 15, 2020

To learn more about the JVCS and to read past volumes, please visit visualcriticalstudies.tumblr.com.

This project supported by Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences and School of Interdisciplinary Studies and OCAD Student Union.

ABOUT JOURNAL OF VISUAL & CRITICAL STUDIES:
The Journal of Visual & Critical Studies collects and celebrates some of the best undergraduate academic writing at OCAD University. Comprising critical essays, exhibition reviews, artist portfolios, creative non-fiction, and thesis abstracts from students across all disciplines, this annual publication reflects the unique approaches to art history and visual culture that are being undertaken here. We value and emphasize interdisciplinary research methods and modes of thinking to provide diverse perspectives. The JVCS welcomes new editorial committee members every year, offering students the opportunity to help sustain the publication through peer-to-peer education about the publishing process.

LEARN MORE ABOUT STUDENT GROUPS AT OCAD U:
https://www.ocadu.ca/services/campus-life/student-groups.htm

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Email: 
visualcriticalstudies@gmail.com
JVCS poster CALL 2020

International Journal of Design on Alive. Active Adaptive: Experiential Knowledge

International Journal of Design on Alive. Active Adaptive: Experiential Knowledge and Emerging Materials
Thursday, September 26, 2019

A Special Issue of International Journal of Design on Alive. Active Adaptive: Experiential Knowledge and Emerging Materials has been published. 

Aims & Scope

The emergence of new materials and approaches offers opportunity for achieving new material experiences in design. But as materials acquire new agency and interactional possibilities (whether algorithmic, biological or chemical), how do we work with such alive, active and adaptive materials? And as materials acquire connectivity (whether digital or organic) and thus fluctuate within more fluid situations of use and needs, how do we understand the movements, temporalities and relationships of a material in relation to other materials? This calls for different skill sets, different way of understanding and mobilizing materials in design.

Vol. 13(2) August 2019

Editorial

Alive. Active. Adaptive: Experiential Knowledge and Emerging Materials
Elvin Karana, Nithikul Nimkulrat, Elisa Giaccardi, Kristina Niedderer, Jeng-Neng Fan

Articles

Radically Relational Tools: A Design Framework to Explore Materials through Embodied Processes
Bruna Beatriz Petreca, Carmem Saito, Sharon Baurley, Douglas Atkinson, Xuemei Yu, Nadia Bianchi-Berthouze

Prototyping Materials Experience: Towards a Shared Understanding of Underdeveloped Smart Material Composites
Bahareh Barati, Elvin Karana, Paul Hekkert

Behavioral Complexity as a Computational Material Strategy
Mads Hobye, Maja Fagerberg Ranten

Negotiation between the Maker and Material: Observations on Material Interactions in Felting Studio
Bilge Merve Aktas, Maarit Mäkelä

The SI is available online at http://www.ijdesign.org/index.php/IJDesign 

The Special Issue is a post-conference publication of EKSIG 2017 held at Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands in June 2019.

Journal of Visual and Critical Studies Publication Launch

Friday, May 4, 2018 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Founded in 2016, the Journal of Visual and Critical Studies collects and celebrates some of the best academic writing by students at OCAD University. Comprising critical essays, exhibition reviewsand thesis abstracts, this anthology reflects the unique approaches to art history and visual culture that are being explored at the school.

Venue & Address: 
Room 315, 100 McCaul Street
Visual and Critical Studies Journal Publication Launch poster

Call for Submissions: JVCS

Monday, February 5, 2018 - 11:30am to Friday, February 9, 2018 - 11:45pm

The Journal of Visual & Critical Studies editorial committee is seeking submissions from all OCAD U students in the following formats. We encourage students to submit work that they have written for courses and would feel proud to share with the OCAD U community.

Exhibition and Performance Reviews
250-500 words
Reviews about exhibitions, performances, or art-related events that happened after April 2017. We welcome reviews that are local, national, or international in scope.

Critical Essays
1000-2000 words
We publish academic essays about art, design, and visual studies. We are open to a wide range of methods and analyses, including experimental writing on aesthetic experiences and interdisciplinary research. We can accept excerpts from larger essays.

Abstracts of Thesis Projects
150-250 words
Art or design students may submit up to 3 images to contextualize their abstract.

Journal Cover
We accept images of art or design work to feature on the Journal’s cover. Keep in mind that the dimensions of the cover will be 5x8 inches.

Submission Guidelines

  1. Submissions must be sent, either as an email attachment or as a Google Drive file, to visualcriticalstudies@gmail.com
  2. Writing must be submitted as a Word document (.doc, .docx) and Chicago style citations are encouraged
  3. Images submitted must be 300dpi
  4. In your email, include your name, your program, and the year of your program (for ex: Jade, Digital Futures, 3rd year student)

DEADLINE: Friday, February 9, 2018

ABOUT JOURNAL OF VISUAL & CRITICAL STUDIES (JVCS)
The Journal of Visual & Critical Studies collects and celebrates some of the best undergraduate academic writing at OCAD University. Comprising critical essays, exhibition reviews, artist portfolios, creative non-fiction, and thesis abstracts from students across all disciplines, this annual publication reflects the unique approaches to art history and visual culture that are being undertaken here. We value and emphasize interdisciplinary research methods and modes of thinking to provide diverse perspectives. The JVCS welcomes new editorial committee members every year, offering students the opportunity to help sustain the publication through peer-to-peer education about the publishing process.

For more information abou this and other student-run groups, visit www.ocadu.ca/studentgroups

Venue & Address: 
Exhibition venue to be determined.
Website: 
visualcriticalstudies.tumblr.com
Email: 
ocadbaannual@gmail.com
JVCS poster