WHAT IS PLATFORM?

IDEAS

PLATFORM is an open digital venue for exchanging new ideas about working with, researching, teaching, and writing about buildings, spaces, and landscapes. We feature content that engages with contemporary culture and politics. PLATFORM publishes timely short pieces: it is not a journal, it is a not a book, there is no print version. It is a moderated platform for speaking to diverse audiences, for thinking critically, and for taking a stand.

SCOPE

PLATFORM is broad in perspective and interdisciplinary in orientation. PLATFORM invites contributors from the global north and south and from across professions and disciplines. We are not a closed or finite group. Unsolicited work is welcome. You do not need to have gone to school with the editors, be an architect, an architectural historian, or an academic to join the conversation. We value the diversity of opinions about how we view, read, experience, and engage with the built and natural landscapes. PLATFORM crosses disciplinary divides and is explicitly international—see who we are and what we publish.

CONVERSATIONS

PLATFORM facilitates conversations about spaces: contemporary and historical. We publish short-form essays and digital content (audio, photos, video, and data visualization). We are keen to publish cutting-edge discussions about the here and now, and how we relate to the past, to history, and our legacies at the present moment.

PROCESS

A central aim of PLATFORM is to engage readers and writers in critical debates and publish posts in a timely manner. The editors review copy and make suggestions about content and style, but submissions are not peer-reviewed or workshopped. Public replies and comments are only lightly moderated.