South of Imagination accepts writing proposals from artists, educators, researchers, and activists. The scope of the Journal is to tackle issues on the relationship between education, art, community building, and southern epistemologies. The Journal will publish topic-specific issues—see our open call below—and other relevant texts on a regular basis.

We are not exclusively interested in traditional academic writing, rather we are looking for a multitude of forms of textual expression; mini-essays, poetry, intimate reportages, op-ed pieces, experimental fiction—all those formats that do not necessarily conform to a traditional Eurocentric understanding of knowledge production.

We want to encourage and support emerging practitioners as well as more experienced authors, and engage with them in a process-based framework towards publication.

For general publication please send:
—A short description of your practice
—When relevant, links to previous works, writings, research activities
—Brief outline of what you would like to write (100 to 150 words) and possible timeframe for the piece.
—In the email subject please mention Editor’s Pick

Call for texts

Art and Education: Towards the ruins of an alternate future

In the last twenty years, the relationships between art and education have constantly increased. In the early 2010s, these relationships have given rise to a whole series of art practices and educational initiatives, which have brought a critical questioning of the production and exhibition of such modes of engagement and participative strategies.

The construction of narratives about this phenomenon has usually met a hegemonic, western vision, which sets out a look to the North American and European contexts and leaves little space to account for other epistemologies.

The aim of this issue is to make visible speculative dynamics of “existing futures” that are already shaping the present of art and education, considering the perspective of the tension between participatory practices and traditional models of knowledge production—both stressing or questioning it.

As for our general policy, we are not interested in full academic research papers—though we definitely take into account research-based texts—but we want to specifically develop a space of relationships and attachment through experimental essays, speculative nonfiction, recollections, and alternative histories.

Please send:
—A short description of your practice
—When relevant, links to previous works, writings, research activities
—Brief outline of what you would like to write (100 to 150 words)
—In the email subject please mention Call for Texts

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