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ANZA magazine Issue 7: Call for contributions

call for contributions

The satisfaction and feeling of accomplishment when one completes the activity of decorating, building, and making fixtures and repairs at home by oneself rather than employing a professional. This form of Architecture without Architects is what is commonly know as “Doing it yourself” (DIY)

With ANZA magazine Issue 7, we will be turning our focus on the daily lives of people. How do they manage to create a functional and comfortable space for themselves. We will also elaborate more on what architecture without architects truly means. 

Anza magazine invites you to write interesting and well-illustrated articles and contributions on the basic questions below. Together we would like to understand how people create and define their spaces.Contributors are required to exhaust all possible forms, methods and techniques to help one understand the topic. Feel free to also recommend interesting alreaddy done projects and tell us why it is so unique.

Possible guiding questions may include:

  • Why is DIY a common practice today?
  • What are the pros and cons to it?
  • What does the professional world have to say about the DIY practice?

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 Issue 7:

A 200-word abstract will be required by 17th April 2016. Full articles, no longer than 1500 words will be required by 30th April 2016. (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: and/or


Later Event: November 19
Call for contributions issue 8

Background image credits

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