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ANZA magazine Issue 6: Call for Contributions

Call for Papers 6

The Architect: What we do!

In East Africa today, Architecture as a professional is among the least understood.

Many a times the architect is referred to as an engineer and yet these two, though slightly similar, are two very different and independent disciplines.
Architecture is a summary of two words - people and spaces. It focuses on the aesthetics principles of design while strongly considering the functionality of a space for the users.

The architect (our focus for Issue 6) is the person whose role in society is to create aesthetic (among other things) but functional spaces.

Call for contributions
With ANZA magazine Issue 6, we will be going back to the basics of; Who is an architect and the roles he/she plays in our society today? We will also elaborate more on what architecture as a profession is.

Anza magazine invites you to write interesting and well-illustrated articles and contributions on the basic questions above. Together we would like to help our communities understand the profession for what it truly is.

Contributors are required to exhaust all possible forms, methods and techniques to help one understand the topic. Feel free to also recommend interesting already done projects and tell us why it is so unique.

Possible guiding questions may include:

  • Who is an architect?
  • What does an architect do?
  • What is the role of an architect in helping people to define spaces?

Type of Contributions:

Anza magazine is looking for a wide range of contributions to this extensive issue. These could be texts as well as images (such as photographs, sketches, artistic impressions, plans, instructions etc.).

We are not looking for scientific papers but for articles that are readable for a large audience which demonstrate the highest standards with regards to content while remaining enjoyable to read.

Specifications and contact
A 200-word abstract will be required by 30th November 2015. Full articles, no longer than 1500 words will be required by 31st December 2015. (Please include photos and illustrations where necessary).Text should be saved as Microsoft word or RTF format, while accompanying images should be sent as TIFF with a resolution of atleast 300dpi. Figures should be numbered in the text. Image captions and credits should be included in the submission.
It is the responsibility of the author to secure permissions for image use forboth print and electronic publication and to pay any reproduction fees.

A brief author bio (2 sentences) may accompany the text.

Language: English.
All contributions and enquiries should be sent by email to:

Background image credits

Cover image: Morogoro road-Tanzania//Tassilo Letzel, In-page image:Dreaming bodies sketch//Patrycja Stal