[artinfo] Call for Papers: Spaces of Faith

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Call for articles - Special Issue (Volume 6 Issue 3 - 2015)


Alice T Friedman (Wellesley College) and Anne 
Massey (Middlesex University) invite 
contributions to the journal's 2015 special 
issue, Spaces of Faith.

What are the special challenges presented by 
designing spaces for the purposes of shared 
religious worship or private reflection? What 
impact does ritual and rhythm have on these 
interior spaces? How have private places for 
spiritual regeneration been incorporated into 
domestic spaces? How have potential users been 
incorporated into the design process? Papers 
could explore the theme of Spaces of Faith from 
the perspective of one particular faith, or from 
that of multi-faith interiors. From airports to 
universities, ocean liners to hospitals, the 
unique challenges of designing for a variety of 
faiths, of meeting disparate requirements in one 
interior have characterised this subject over 
recent years. What has been provided for shared 
worship? How have the designers met these 
challenges? How successful have they been? 
Alternatively, the theme of changed usage may be 
explored, with church interiors being converted 
into cafes and monasteries into hotels.

Submissions reflecting the latest research on the 
interior from historians, practitioners and 
theorists are particularly welcomed. Principal 
articles of 5,000 to 7,000 words, including notes 
and references, with 4-8 illustrations are 
invited. Alternatively, submissions which include 
more images with accompanying critical commentary 
of 2,000-3,000 words are also encouraged.

Submissions should be sent as an attachment to 
<mailto:interiors at bloomsbury.com>interiors at bloomsbury.com 
by 10th April, 2015. Please insert 'SPECIAL ISSUE 
6:3' into the subject line.

Further details of the Journal, including Notes 
for Contributors, are available at 

For further information or for advice as to the 
suitability of your proposed subject and 
approach, authors are invited to contact the 
editors on 
<mailto:interiors at bloomsbury.com>interiors at bloomsbury.com 
with a 300-word précis of your work.

<mailto:interiors at bloomsbury.com>interiors at bloomsbury.com
Anne Massey, Editor

Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
31 Bedford Avenue,
London, WC1B 3AT

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