1. Call for Proposals: MANIFEST, Issue No. 2, "Kingdoms of God"

    02.03.14 – 03.14.14

    Call for Proposals

    MANIFEST, an annual independent print journal on American architecture and urbanism, is requesting text, project, and photographic proposals for its second issue entitled, “Kingdoms of God.” Edited by Anthony Acciavatti, Justin Fowler, and Dan Handel, and supported in part by the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts, MANIFEST was founded to initiate a critical conversation about the state of American architecture, its cities, and its hinterland.

    Issue 2 of MANIFEST takes up the issue of architecture and religion in the Americas. How does one mark the other? What are the spatial results of the impulse toward congregation and the individual desire to find a direct link to something beyond one’s self? How do religious institutions impact the politics of the built environment? How does architecture give face or meaning to religion? How does religion, however we might understand it, shape the formation of American landscapes and push back against regimes of national sovereignty, neoliberal economics, and cultural secularism? What is its architecture?


    MANIFEST is interested in essays ranging from 1000-7500 words, projects, graphic narratives, photo essays, and interviews. For the call for proposals, we ask that authors submit an abstract of 300-500 words + relevant images along with a brief bio or CV. We encourage abstracts and proposals to provoke as much as describe and each should offer an insight into the narrative threads driving the work. Authorial tone can range from academic to irreverent, but all work should have a strong voice and display a high quality of writing. The subject matter is wholly up to the discretion of the authors. MANIFEST encourages the submission of pieces of historical interest alongside more projective tracts and speculative arguments. With the exception of built projects, work must be previously unpublished. Please submit all material in a single PDF (5MB maximum file size) to by Friday, 14 March 2014. Authors of selected proposals will be notified by the beginning of April and the editors will work with authors to develop their pieces.

    We are also happy to announce that to commence our second issue, MANIFEST editors Anthony Acciavatti and Justin Fowler will convene a panel on architecture and religion hosted by the Harvard Graduate School of Design at 12:30pm on Monday, 10 February 2014. Participants will include Ed Eigen, Erika Naginski, Jorge Silvetti, and John R. Stilgoe. More information can be found at the GSD website: We hope to see you there.

    The Editors