Call for Submissions: Conscious Cities Anthology 2020 – To Shape or Be Shaped


In anticipation of the 2020 Conscious Cities Festival this October, we are delighted to announce an open call for submissions to its official publication — showcasing the diverse and impactful thinking by Conscious Cities practitioners. See past anthologies in our open-access library.

For this issue, we are soliciting submissions related to the Conscious Cities manifesto from both festival participants and the general public. Festival participants have the freedom to submit any piece of work, regardless of what they plan to present. Casting this wide net will not only further demonstrate the vital and diverse work being done within the Conscious Cities movement, but also serve as a way to strengthen the network of practitioners involved, and expand the conversation even further.

This years theme is: To Shape or be Shaped

Submissions can address the following:

  • How can we improve architecture and urban design through a human-centered approach?
  • What can science teach us about the behavioral, cognitive, and biological effects of the built environment? Where can science bring insights to architecture and urban design? 
  • Where can data and technology improve human-centered outputs in the built environment?

We are seeking abstracts or pitches for the Anthology by Friday, 21st August, with final drafts to be submitted by Tuesday, 15th  September. The publication will launch on October 12th, prior to the Global Conscious Cities Festival, October 19th-23rd.

Details for the proposals are as follow:

  • Format: Research papers/summaries, Opinion pieces, Case studies, Recorded Talks, Other Multimedia
  • Abstract: 200 word max
  • Length: Between 500 - 2000 words, or 10 minutes max if a multimedia pitch
  • Tone: clear and accessible to a general audience. Refer to issues of the Conscious Cities Journal for examples.
  • Content: applicable to the Conscious Cities Festival theme: To Shape and be Shaped

Submission Form


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