Contribute to Failed Architecture

Failed Architecture is a constantly expanding network of people and organisations, offering different perspectives from all over the world. Our aim is to explore the notions of failure in architecture, urbanism, politics, economics, and other domains related to the urban environment.

We welcome contributions by critical minds from different backgrounds. Submissions could be case studies, opinion pieces, photographic essays, meta-analysis, art and architecture reviews, videos, interviews, and anything else that can help convey our underlying aims.

If you are interested in contributing, please send pitches, rather than completed articles. A pitch should tell us what you want to write about and why it’s important. It should provide some basic factual information about the subject, give a sense of the structure, an estimated word count and preferably a suggested deadline. On top of this, we would also like to hear a little about yourself and where (or whether) you’ve written in the past. Since none of us are paid (yet), it would help our editorial team immensely if you keep things concise, with pitches ideally running to no more than 300 words.

Our goal is to help you in the process of writing. This will invariably be a back-and-forth, with the aim being to make your article as clear and impactful as possible. When formulating your ideas, also keep in mind that we aim to limit academic vocabulary and references in our articles, and that they tend to be between 1000 and 1500 words, since we want our content to be accessible to a wide audience. An article should also include several images, of at least 1010px wide.

Besides written pieces, we are also happy to publish photographic essays or videos with a narrative relating to one of our research themes. However, please note that any pieces that have already appeared elsewhere online, are commercial and/or propagandist will not be accepted.

To submit or discuss a possible pitch please contact

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