Open call for submissions MONU #13 – MOST VALUABLE URBANISM

Friday, March 26, 2010 15:09


MONU, is a bi-annual magazine on urbanism from Rotterdam that connects artists, writers and designers on topics of urban culture, development and politics – probably one of the most forward-thinking contemporary magazines on urban issues and the future of cities about.

The next and 13th issue of MONU will be released in the sumer of 2010 and they have just launched an open call for submission inviting critical papers, affiliated projects, intelligent art works, relevant photography and analytical infographics on the topic of “Most Valuable Urbanism”.
Here is a snippet of their précis:

“In sports, a Most Valuable Player (MVP) award is an honour typically bestowed upon the best performing player or players on a specific team, in an entire league, or for a particular contest or series of contests. Initially used in professional sports, the term is now also commonly used in other completely unrelated fields of endeavour such as business. Microsoft, for example, uses MVP to mean Most Valuable Professional. In that sense the term could also be applied to urbanism. The question would then be which city might be the most valuable, producing the most valuable urbanism…” read more here!

The current issue of MONU, released this earlier month is Real Urbanism, a recommendable and impressively illustrated collection of essays and interviews that explore – in realistic terms – the relationships and roles of the various parties involved in shaping cities: developers, municipalities, architects and planners, and the values they portray.

You can browse the complete issue here or get a copy from their website

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