Commonplace Journal is a web platform initiated by Cerrato–Halls to be launched by the end of 2021. This platform will mainly fulfil the role of online publishing and provide a platform for thinkers and makers to express their ideas about alternative realities with a focus on the anthropocene. Our aim is to co-create a playground of ideas that challenge our notions of the everyday through writing, imagery and video.
The anthropocene is defined as the epoch where human impacts shape the geological aspects of the world. This altered landscape has infected our imagination, where our imagination can no longer entertain a world where human actions are restricted for the sake of all species. We seem to have reached a point where the popular imagination cannot conceive of a future in which our actions are limited to protect non human species. This lack of imagination is what Commonplace Journal is aiming to tackle, by creating a space where reimagining is possible.
Can we reimagine the world as it is? Is it possible to reimagine the relationships between humans and the landscape, other species, or even ourselves and our social contracts?
Within this mindset we are looking for written texts and visual projects to publish. In addition to themes suggested below, we are open to any other ideas and expressions that might come along. We are generally interested in projects related to natural sciences, ecology, biodiversity, geology, anthropology, ethnography, sociology, cultural studies, philosophy, art, culture, queer and gender studies, political science, economy, etc.
Suggested themes & questions to explore:
Systems & Governing
We are open to several submission formats:
Additional to these materials we ask to send a brief bio (max. 300 characters) and website or related social media links by July 20th, 2021 at the following email address: email@example.com
We regret to say that we are not able to pay for your contributions at the moment, as this project is self initiated. We do not support this practice, so we hope to solve this as soon as possible.
Thank you all for all your valuable submissions in advance, we look forward to hearing from all of you!
Artists, designers, curators, researchers and scientists interested in exploring how to coexist with other life forms and environments in a post anthropocentric landscape.
As we are freshly launching the project we welcome all types of ideas and highly encourage cross-discipline collaborations.
Let us know of your projects and ideas could fit here :)