MONU magazine on urbanism is continuously looking for interesting contributions. The current open call for submissions for MONU #13 is on the topic of “Most Valuable Urbanism” and closes by the end of May 2010.
This new issue of MONU aims to critically analyse the established ranking lists and their criteria that are primarily being used by internationally operating companies to determine where they will open offices or plants and how much they should pay the employees. MONU #13 seeks to reflect on established quality criteria such as safety, education, hygiene, recreation, political-economic stability, and public transportation. What might be other criteria and to what kind of rankings would those other criteria eventually lead? Should a city such as Vienna really be our role model and ultimate urban prototype?
This call for submissions for MONU #13 invites critical papers, affiliated projects, intelligent art works, relevant photography and analytical infographics on the topic of “Most Valuable Urbanism”. Just like MONU #12, this new issue will also feature a Rotterdam related part that invites proposals from Rotterdam-based contributors and for Rotterdam located projects in particular. Abstracts and ideas of 300 to 500 words, and images and illustrations in colour and in low resolution, should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by the end of May 2010. MONU #13 will be published in the summer of 2010.