_Places_ is an interdisciplinary journal of architecture, landscape and urbanism, published online in partnership with the Design Observer Group, the leading website for news and commentary on design and social change. As we broaden our scope to include more narrative nonfiction, we are reaching out to colleagues in allied fields — including geography, history, ecology, planning, policy, media and technology — whose work addresses the subject of place. We publish peer-reviewed scholarship; essays and observations that blend research-based rigor with personal experience and journalistic edge; interviews and profiles; reviews of books, exhibitions, events and projects; fiction and poetry; photography and multimedia galleries; and any other kind of work that illuminates the experience of contemporary cities, buildings, and landscapes.
We publish two articles a week and welcome submissions on an ongoing basis. Please see submission guidelines at http://places.designobserver.com .
Assistant Editor, Places
phone: (612) 235-4753
Here is the description of _Places_ from the website:
“Founded 28 years ago by architecture faculty at MIT and Berkeley, _Places_ is an interdisciplinary journal of contemporary architecture, landscape and urbanism, with particular emphasis on the public realm as physical place and social ideal. Places is a 501(c)3 organization, published by the Design History Foundation and supported by a consortium of U.S. universities as well as organizational and individual sponsors.
In 2009 Places published its last print issue and moved online as an open-access journal in partnership with the Design Observer Group. In this new format, Places publishes peer-reviewed scholarship as well as topical commentary, observations, reviews and visual portfolios, with two new articles every week. The entire print archive is also available in pdf format.
In Places’ first issue, published by MIT Press in July 1983, editors Donlyn Lyndon and Wiliam L. Porter articulated themes that motivate the journal to this day: to focus on “public spaces in the service of shared and egalitarian ideals of society” and to explore “the highest standards of public responsibility and design.” Like our colleagues in the Design Observer Group, we are committed to design as a catalyst of change.”