Call For Submissions: "Body + Performance"

Architecture performs through bodies. Its
conceptualization entails choreographing
bodily movements. Drawings are spatial
scripts, to which bodies perform in
conformity, transgression, re-appropriation, or
indifference. Performances can be corporeal or
phenomenological, planned or spontaneous,
everyday or a singularity. They charge
architecture with vibrant energies disrupting
the exigencies and politics of built spaces.
The 10th issue of Room One Thousand,
“Body + Performance,” seeks for performance
to expand and challenge our understanding of
architecture and its impact. Performance can
be understood as an object, phenomenon,
commodity, or metaphor. The convergence
of architecture and performance captures
the corporeality, tactility, and sensuality of
a space. How can architecture be read
through the lens of performance? Who is the
performer, the building or the body? What
are the design implications of highlighting
the agency and plurality of bodies? What
happens when architectural practice shifts
from performance to production? How can
performance be a methodology in design?

Submission Guidelines
We invite essays and design articles from
architects, scholars, artists, and activists that
critically engage with the question of “body
and performance” in architecture. Articles are
recommended to be 600-2000 words in length,
and can be published as text or photo essays.
Contributions may range from research papers
to opinion pieces, and built work to speculative
projects. Contributors are encouraged to
demonstrate techniques and methodologies
in meticulous detail. We seek provocative
approaches and value expertise and rigor.
To submit a proposal, please email the
following in one (1) pdf document to
– Title
– Author name and bio (50 words max)
– Abstract describing context, argument,
format (text or photo essay), and length
of your proposed contribution (300
words max)
– Design or writing samples and website
urls (optional)
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Cite: "Call For Submissions: "Body + Performance"" 17 Oct 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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