Call for Submissions-The Urban Rhetoric_ Place People Relationships

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“The Urban Rhetoric” is a bi-annual initiative by Innovature Research and Design Studio [IRDS] to create a platform for discussion and act as a catalyst in recreating the future of urbanism and urban development in India. We aim to do so with the help of an academic magazine with essays that inspire the agenda for future urbanism.


THEMEThe spaces that we occupy, the things that we use, our perception of the built and unbuilt that surrounds us leads to territoriality – the defensible spaces that we develop around them. These spaces define the nature and quality of our lives. Space that surrounds every individual, in which an individual exists, interacts and performs, is known as ‘human space’. Organization of the built environment around the users within their human space is known as ‘spatial order’.” (Raipat, 2021)

What is spatial order and human space?

How does spatial order influence user perception and Human Behaviour?

What is the impact of Spatial empathy on Interpersonal Relationships?

The Fourth issue of The urban Rhetoric called "Place, People Relationships" aims to develop a narrative that can assemble a multidimensional connection between the built environment and its users, hence interconnecting spatial and social studies through articles that have been developed based on opinions, research explorations and design strategies. This issue shall try to answer the vital, human centric – urban design question which has been asked and answered several times, yet remains unsolved – “What is the impact of Spatial order on Human behaviour and interpersonal relationships.

Submission Format-Articles: 750 – 1500 words, word document(.doc format)Participation is freePublication fee-INR 1500(Participation is free, publication fee to be paid only after your work is selected)

Photographs/ Illustrations/ Art pieces/ Sketches: JPEG format – 600 DPI Publication fee- INR 500(Participation is free, publication fee to be paid only after your work is selected)

Submission Deadline-15th July 2021

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