Professional Practice
Ground Up Journal Issue no. 3: Call for Submissions
Date: 11/19/2013 - 1/5/2014
Type: Call for Papers / Submissions


Here is a common term, a workhorse word, a place to set the coffee. Yet Here need not be so narrow.

Here can be defined by a finger pointing at a spot on the ground, or by a hand sweeping across the night sky.

It deals with memory and matter, time and action. Here delineates places, the people who inhabit them, and the processes that shape them. It is as much myth as it is material.

At any moment, Here may be a mosaic of contradictions: now and then, universal and particular, endemic and invasive, living and inert. It can signify a moment distilled, or a sequence across time.

GROUND UP is the ASLA award-winning annual publication of the Department of Landscape Architecture + Environmental Planning at the University of California at Berkeley. In this issue, we invite you to explore what it means to be Here.

We are soliciting printable media up to 2,500 words with accompanying graphics. Shorter entries of 500-1,000 words are highly encouraged, as are design proposals, either speculative or built. We welcome video submissions for the journal’s online component, and encourage novel forms of written and artistic expression.

GROUND UP will accept submissions on a rolling basis until January 5, 2014. Notification of selected entries will be made in February. We look forward to your explorations.

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