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Issue 5: Call for contributions

Image credit©Alemi Tayo

Anza #5: ArtArchitecture 

“Architecture is man’s great sense of himself, embodied in a world of his own making. It may rise as high in quality, only as it’s source, because great art is great life. “

-Frank Lloyd Wright. 

Art and architecture is a topic that can be argued and viewed in so many ways. One can take art or architecture as independent aspects. Another may say that Art and architecture are like peas in a pod; it is almost impossible to have one without the other. 

Issue 5 of ANZA is all about exploring Art and architecture in all possible forms that it maybe expressed in the context of East Africa. 

Call for contributions 

Anza invites you to write interesting and well-illustrated articles on innovative art and architectural expression from within and around East Africa. 

Contributors are required to exhaust all possible forms; methods and techniques in which these two words can exist. Feel free to also recommend interesting already done projects in relation to the topic

Possible guiding questions may include:

What are the boundaries between Art and Architecture in East Africa?

Where in East Africa have these two been expressed successfully? Is it in the urban areas or the rural areas? How has this been done?Is art and architecture in East Africa a new phenomenon? Or does it start from back in history?

What are the unique materials that truly express the art as used in the architecture of east african spaces? 

Is it african fabrics like khanga and kitenge, scrap metal, crafts like straw and mats etc? How have they been used?

Type of Contributions:

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

Anza is 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 19th July 2015

Full articles, no longer than 1500 words will be required by 30th August 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 for both 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