QU3 – Call for photos

The scientific journal QU3 – iQuaderni di UrbanisticaTre is looking for a photographic project to complement its issue edited by Michele Cerruti But, Agim Kërçuku,Cristiana Mattioli, Giulia Setti, Ianira Vassallo.

New imaginaries

Firms as an urban dispositive

1. Subject of the Photographic project:

We are looking for photo contributions that could meaningfully answer the core theme of this issue moving from the following abstract.

We kindly promote both photographic projects and their related abstracts focused on the actual condition of workers, on the description of the productive spaces and systems and also on the social and individual implications of the contemporary production.

Within our investigation it is possible to find clues suggesting different narratives:  the firmswe study help to redefine the concept of well-being and welfare, cope with environmental and social issues of sustainability, open new prospects regarding social representation and participation.

Firms look like a place of experimentation capable of leading a different idea of ​​city and territory: in fact they close their ties with the territories, infrastructures, communities and local economies and they define new work spaces as well. Unexpectedly, firms today still remain both a social and spatial concept, an “urban dispositive”able to describe, prefigure and lead the future transformations of the city.

The images should be representative of the focused topic, exploring the embodied relation between production/territoryand could be seen as an atlas of images either an archive of contemporary memories aiming at studying the ways firms change territory today. Inclusive metaphors describe some specific firms features as  the outline of a possible “new urban imaginary”.

2. How to participate

Everyone can participate sending a photographic project and a description following these indications:

A. Photographic project

1. The pictures must be in a digital version

2. The Photographic project must include between 8 and 20 pictures

3. The pictures must be an original work of the author

4. The pictures’ content must not infringe any intellectual property

5. Pictures’ dimensions: short side 20 cm

6. Resolution: 300 dpi

7. File dimension: max 6 Mb (per picture)

8. Format: .jpg

9. All files must be named with the authors’ name followed by the work’s title and a possible caption
(e. g. ‘JohnSmith.roma.pantheon.jpeg’)

B. Description (.doc; .docx format)

1. Author’s name and surname

2. Title of the Photographic Project

3. Description of the photographic project (max 1500 characters, including spaces)

4. Author’s bio (max. 700 characters, including spaces)

The project and description must be sent to the e-mail address iquadernidiu3@gmail.com no later than 15th of April  2020. The e-mail subject must be the following: CALL FOR PHOTOS_Surname. Title of the photographic project (e.g.: CALL FOR PHOTOS_Smith. Pantheon).

In case the attachments are too big to be sent via e-mail, it is possible to use WeTransfer (https://wetransfer.com ) to send both the photographic project and the description.

3. Selection criteria:

The editorial board of QU3 and the editors will select the most suitable photographic project according to the following criteria:

A. Adherence to the topic;

B. Composition;

C. Description of the project.

Authors are requested to bear the graphic setting of QU3 in mind when preparing the pictures.

4. Publication:

The photographic project will be published in its own section of the journal. The editorial board of QU3 will choose which and how many pictures will be published in the issue.

The editorial board of QU3 will also choose one of the pictures of the selected photographic project to be the cover picture of the issue (the picture will have to be resized and cropped in order to adapt it to the journal’s format).

In case none of the materials received satisfied the criteria listed above, the editors and the editorial board of QU3 reserve the right of proceeding using different methods to select the photographic project.

5. Calendar

05.03.20 call publication and start of the contest

15.04.20 contest deadline

20.04.20 publication of results

6. Non-exclusive distribution license

By sending the material the author hereby declares to QU3 – iQuaderni di UrbanisticaTre (issn 2531-7091):

to be its author, with the entitlement to grant the rights included in this license;

that the material, unless otherwise specified, is the author’s original work and that the author is entitled to grant the rights included in this license;

that the material, as far as it has been possible to ascertain, is not infringing any third-party copyright. In case the author does not have the copyright of some parties, they declare to have obtained from the legitimate holder of the copyright a non-restrictive authorization to grant QU3 – iQuaderni di U3 the rights requested by this license and that such third-party material is clearly identified and recognizable within the work.

Likewise the author grants QU3 – iQuaderni di UrbanisticaTre (issn 2531-7091):

the non-exclusive right to distribute the materials through the publication of the journal and through its websites urbanisticatre.uniroma3.it/ – www.quodlibet.it/riviste/testata/91 and to allow the users to reproduce and distribute it with any means and format as long as authorship is acknowledged;

the right of archiving, reproducing and transferring the materials on any medium and format for reasons of security, backup and conservation and in order to maintain its accessibility in time, without modifying its content. If the sent materials are based on a work sponsored or supported by an entity or organization, the author declares to have fulfilled all duties imposed by contracts or agreements stipulated with such entities or organizations.

7. Questions?

For further information, please send an e-mail to iquadernidiu3@gmail.com.

Here you can download the Call for Photos!