University of Detroit Mercy's Dichotomy Journal has issued an open call for submissions to its 21st edition on the theme of "Odds," inviting discussion on projects that "defy the status quo and aim for greater fortune." Risk takers rejoice: Dichotomy 21 will shine a spotlight on architectural anomalies and the "implications of defying the odds and embracing the strange." The journal aims to stimulate a new discourse on extraordinary and unconventional designs that push the architectural envelope. Submissions are invited to discuss ideas defying the odds in design, architecture, urbanism and community development.
Abstract submissions of 300 words or less should be accompanied by three images in PDF format. Final articles may range in form from poetry to scholarly essays, each tackling the idea of designing outside of the box. Ideas surrounding "risk/reward," "harmony/discord" and "ordinary/extraordinary" will define Dichotomy 21.
The journal is produced by students at UDM's School of Architecture with a mission to discuss "intellectual, spiritual, ethical, and social development issues occurring in and outside of Detroit." Submissions are due December 1st and must be submitted online. Find out more about Dichotomy Journal, now in its 36th year, here.