[Call for Papers]: Retrofit – Energy Crises & Climate Exigencies from Preservation’s Perspective. Future Anterior Journal (deadline: 1 july 2020)


Guest Editors: Fallon Aidoo and Daniel A. Barber

Website: Future Anterior Journal

For this issue of Future Anterior, we welcome papers that examine historical or contemporary retrofitting practices and theories in relation to climate crises and energy challenges. Although “‘Reduce, Reuse, Recycle” served as a catchy public education tool for American environmental activists and American practitioners in the 1990s, adaptation of the built environment to the climate has deeper, broader roots than recent efforts to reduce new construction, reuse existing building stock, and/or recycle building materials. Retrofit, a theory of preservation practiced globally in accordance with diverse disciplines, politics, cultures and resources, is a crucial aspect of the world’s low carbon past and future.


Scholarly texts of no more than 4000 words (including references and footnotes) will undergo double-blind, peer review. Although authors are invited to submit papers on people, places, and projects across the globe, all submissions must be written in (or translated into) English for consideration. Only papers submitted to Future.Anterior.Journal@gmail.com by 1 July 2020 will be reviewed for publication.

The full call for papers with the description of the possible themes and the instructions for submission can be downloaded hereor accessed at Future Anterior webpage.

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