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SOPHIA PEER REVIEW JOURNAL
Deadline: continuously open for submission

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To submit your abstract (max. 300-500 words and 2 images up to 2MB), send directly to info@cityscopio.com.

Crossing Borders, Shifting Boundaries
Image, Body and Territory

In the first number of Sophia publication, we published three major essays that challenged our understanding and spread new light on several Walter Benjamin’s concepts on photography and art, at the same time we were continuously defied to think about established categories namely those of photography as document, archive, critical witness, or even as critique in itself.

In the upcoming number, we would like to push further and go beyond these notions perceiving how they are critically inscribed in the works of art themselves. We are especially interested in unfolding the processes of thought present in photographic, filmic, or other works engaged with image and image making, that explore the notions of Body and Territory or use them as their own expressive matters.

Body and Territory frequently appear interwined, sometimes even suggesting metaphorical uses: the city as a body (in the multiple acceptations: political, social, cultural, etc.), the body as an experimental territory (on debates around issues of identity and gender, works involving artistic and aesthetic experimentations, works for anthropological documentation and recording), the landscape in the absence of the body, as Cézanne named it, establishing a direct link between the painted landscape (the image) and our sensitive perception.

Our magazine is now accepting abstracts within these fundamental themes in order to unveil how an image, a photograph or a series, or a film critically and poetically build their own thought about the body and the territory, and, above all, how they contribute and appear engaged in architectural and/ or urban processes.

Editorial Policies

01. FOCUS AND SCOPE
02. AUTHOR GUIDELINES
03. PEER REVIEW PROCESS
04. PUBLICATION FREQUENCY
05. OPEN ACCESS POLICY
06. CONTINUOUSLY OPEN FOR SUBMISSION
07. EDITORIAL ORGANISATION
08. COPYRIGHTS
09. CONTACTS
01. FOCUS AND SCOPE

scopio Sophia collection is specifically designed to address theoretical work, and it aims to be the publishing medium for a set of exploratory and critical texts on image in the broad sense, i.e. comprehending the worlds of design, photography, film, video, television and new media.
 The etymology of the word “sophia” is closely linked to the concepts of sapience and wisdom: (Greek Σοφία, “sofía”) it is what the “wise person” has, and this word is also derived from philo+sophia (“love of wisdom”). We are interested in making scopio Sophia a mentis instrumenta capable of extending our critical knowledge and questioning the universe of image in an innovative way.
The purpose of scopio Sophia collection is to publish a set of theoretical and critical texts on image in book format; these texts can either be taken from sections of scopio magazine or submitted by new authors and other R&D national and international centers, through a call for papers. The aim is to challenge different artists and creators to publish original articles, reviews, book reviews and other texts of interest and value to this collection.

SCOPIO Sophia publishes one issue a year in English.
02. AUTHOR GUIDELINES

Theme
The global theme for our upcoming 2nd number of Sophia is again Crossing Borders, Shifting Boundaries, being its new focus and sub-title: Image and Territory

Crossing Borders and Shifting Boundaries

Crossing Borders and Shifting Boundaries is the global theme addressing theoretical work that explores how image in the broad sense, i.e. comprehending how the worlds of photography, film, video, television and new media, works as an object of though, in Walter Benjamin’s sense, and as an object in itself that interacts with the world without other intermediations, in Susan Sontag’s or Rolland Barth’s sense). In this way, scopio Sophia wants to contribute to redefine the borders of the diverse worlds that think or use image and photography significantly as happens in visual, performing and the literary arts, taking its readers in the freshest directions: from architecture to philosophy, painting to performance, from photography to video or film.
Thus, we are interested in receiving diverse texts thinking on how photography and image can be used for understanding critically the set of issues around the main theme of Crossing Borders and Shifting boundaries.

Sophia peer reviewed journal is connected with the International Congress ON THE SURFACE: Photography and Architecture: Crossing Boarders, Shifting Boundaries, which means, in this case, that some presented abstracts can be invited to integrate the 5th Edition of the Congress that will be held in FAUP, Porto at the end of 2018.

Paper
Submit articles as email attachments in Microsoft Word or .rtf format to info@cityscopio.com, name the file with the last name of the principal author. Bio can be included or separate.

Submissions (about 5.000 words, font size 12 pt) should be accompanied by: 1) a biographical note of 200 words pear author (sequence: first and last name, place birth and year; 2) two abstract of 300-400 words (in the language of the article and in English) 3) a list of keywords (up to 10) in the language of the article and in English; 4) up to 2 pictures in independent archive with 300 dpis (.jpeg or .tiff); 5) The tittle should be explicit and precise in english and in the language of the article; 6) References and quoting should be with Chicago method (http://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/tools_citationguide.html); 7) Copyright Clearance: If you include materials that require copyright clearance or permissions, please provide the “permission granted” document or a contact phone or email address.

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03. PEER REVIEW PROCESS

Articles will be evaluated by two anonymous peer reviewers. Submitted articles can be rejected or be returned with the recommendation to revise and resubmit at this stage, accompanied by comments.
04. PUBLICATION FREQUENCY

Sophia is a biannual publication.
05. OPEN ACCESS POLICY

This issue is open access
06. CONTINUOUSLY OPEN FOR SUBMISSION
07. EDITORIAL ORGANISATION

Editorial Coordinator

Pedro Leão Neto (FAUP)

Editors of Sophia 1st Number
Susana Ventura
Edward Dimendberg — Invited Editor

Editors of Sophia 2nd Number
Pedro Leão Neto
Susana Ventura
Iñaki Bergera — Invited Editor

Editorial Assistant of Sophia 2nd Number
Diana Carvalho

Scientific and Editorial Commission (CEAU-FAUP)
José Miguel Rodrigues
Pedro Leão Neto
Rui Ramos
Susana Ventura
Vítor Silva

Reading Committee
Álvaro Domingues (FAUP/ CEAU)
Ana Francisca de Azevedo (DeGeoUM/Lab2PT)
Andrew Higgot (AA Grad Dipl PhD)
Carlos Machado (FAUP/ CEAU)
Gabriela Vaz Pinheiro (FBAUP)
Joana Cunha Leal (FCSH-UNL)
Joaquim Moreno (FAUP/ CCRE)
Jorge Figueira (FCT-UC)
Marta Cruz (FAUP/ CEAU)
Marco Iuliano (LSA/CAVA)
Miguel Leal (FBAUP)
Olívia da Silva (IPP – ESMAE)
Pedro Bandeira (EAUM)
Paulo Catrica (UNL)
Teresa Ferreira (EAUM/ CEAU)

Colaborators
Diana Carvalho
Maria Neto

Creative Director
Né Santelmo

Translation
Lisbeth Ferreira
08. COPYRIGHT

Articles are the intellectual property of the author. The Creative Commons copyright permits copy or dissemination for education or non-profit purposes so long as author and title of the article are included with title, volume, number and URL for the Journal.
To disseminate copies for commercial advantage requires written permission of author and publisher.

Patronage: CCRE/CEAU – School of Architecture, University of Porto

Publisher: Cityscopio – Associação Cultural
09. CONTACTS

Please direct inquiries to:
Pedro Leão Neto
Susana Ventura