call for paper Volume 05, Int|AR, Journal on Interventions and Adaptive Reuse

Resilience and Adaptability

Economic decline, natural and manmade disasters, war and destruction, acts of devastating violence, the 21st century has witnessed a climate of crisis, most often immediate and unpredictable but, at times, foreseen, impending and even expected. Such events and the ability for continuity, recovery and change, require strength borne from adaptability. Drawing upon a concept originally introduced by C. S.Holling regarding equilibrium in the ecological system, Volume 05 of the Int|ARjournal explores the idea of resilience. From anticipatory strategies to shock absorption, from the reduction of material needs to the widening of the array of resources, from the liberation of traditional constraints to new forms of collaborations, from built-in redundancies to risk mitigation, from transformability to incrementality, this strategy is broad and equally applicable in science, economy, urban planning and design. For Volume 05, we focus on such ideas, theories and explorations in the design of the built environment and welcome submissions on adaptive reuse and the adaptive process as a means and demonstration of resilience.

We seek proposals of no more than 250 words and welcome all interpretations and investigations of this topic.

Editors in chief:

  • Markus Berger, Assistant Professor, Department of Interior Architecture, RISD
  • Liliane Wong, Professor, Head of Department of Interior Architecture, RISD

Special Editor:

  • Damian White, Associate Professor, History-Philosophy+ the Social Sciences, RISD


Paper proposals (250 words)  due by June 15, 2013 (first round)
– Notification of acceptances by July 02, 2013
-Full paper (1000-3000 words)  due by Sept. 01 2013

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Established in 2009 as the first American academic publication focusing on Design and Adaptive Reuse, the Int|AR Journal explores this inherently sustainable practice through multi-faceted investigations and paradigmatic examples. Int|AR is a peer reviewed journal, published annually and reviewed worldwide. It is available online at EBSCO host, on Amazon and distributed in Europe and North America by BIRKHÄUSER.

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