Call for Special Issue: Livingmaps Review

Livingmaps Review are opening a call for guest editors to produce a special issue of the journal for autumn 2022. The process will be in the hands of the guest editors, and you will be given full editorial freedom throughout, but you will have support from the team during the production phase. Proposals on themes that cover any area of critical, counter or radical cartography are welcomed, and proposals from a wide range of contributors, including but not limited to academics, artists and activists are encouraged. 
Guest Editors would be required to:

 1. Contact potential authors to commission articles for the issue
2. Write an editorial overview for the issue
3. Ensure that contributions are received on time
4. Work with contributors to edit/revise the articles where necessary
5. Work with authors and copy editors to ensure proofs are approved on time 
The preliminary timeline for the issue would be as follows:

Author submissions: September 2022
Editorial work and production: October 2022
Publication: November 2022

If you would like to put forward ideas or themes for a special issue, please write a short (250 words max) summary of what you plan to do with the issue and send to editor-in-chief, Mike Duggan:

About the journal
Livingmaps Review promotes critical cartography as a form of citizen social science, blurring the distinction between professional and amateur mapmakers. It supports and reports on initiatives in participative and community mapping. It welcomes collaboration between artists, academics and activists. The journal is international in scope and encourages contributions in English from anywhere in the world. We also work to support work by unpublished contributors. The approach is interdisciplinary, encouraging contributions from geographers, historians, archaeologists, ethnographers, sociologists, environmentalists, psychologists, visual artists, designers, writers and computer scientists. Livingmaps Review welcomes contributions which develop a dialogue between disciplines around specific cartographical projects. Our editorial policy is to avoid academic jargon and to encourage imaginative presentation which experiments with images and text. For more information about the journal and the wider network, please visit the website:

Published by Linda Knight

Linda Knight is an artist and academic who specialises in critical and speculative arts practices and methods. Linda devised ‘Inefficient Mapping’ as a methodological protocol for conducting fieldwork in projects informed by ‘post-‘ theories. In her role as Associate Professor at RMIT University, Australia Linda creates transdisciplinary projects across early childhood, creative practice, and digital media. Together with Jacina Leong, Linda is a founding member of the Guerrilla Knowledge Unit, an artist collective that curates interface jamming performances between the public and AI technologies. Linda has exhibited digitally and physically in Australia, UK, USA, Canada, NZ, and South America and has been awarded arts research grants and prizes with international reach and impact, most recently this includes an Australian Research Council Discovery project that designs novel technologies for framing and enabling young children’s active play.

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