From the editors of lunch, the School’s only all student-run publication:
We are excited to welcome the submission of abstracts and articles for our upcoming journal, lunch9: In Excess. We encourage you to read the call below and consider how your research and projects could contribute to the conversation.
lunch9: In Excess
Excess is everywhere — it is plenty; profit; waste. Growth cannot occur without excess, yet there is a threshold beyond which growth becomes malignant. Nothing succeeds like excess, yet necessity — scarcity — is the mother of invention. We encounter this duality constantly; how we react defines us collectively as a society and individually as creators and agents of change.
How do we measure, or decide, what is — in quantity or quality — excessive? Are traditional constraints — the actualities of material, labor, technology, and permanence — still at work? Is excess valuable; is it beautiful; is it productive? When and how does excess lead to innovation, or stifle it?
What is design in excess?
We seek ideas, papers, and projects — design and product proposals; visual narratives, critical mappings, and diagrams; experiments, interviews, critiques, etc. — addressing excess from all perspectives.
Abstracts are due November 15. Full projects and final articles are due January 17.
Abstracts should be ~350 words, detailing your proposal and the projected length of your piece along with a CV and work sample. The written component of full projects should be no more than 4000 words. Please see our website for full submission guidelines, and visit lunchdesignjournal.submittable.com/submit to submit.
Please don’t hesitate to contact firstname.lastname@example.org, or us individually, with questions or to discuss your ideas. Many thanks to all who submit — we can’t wait to hear from you!
The lunch9 team,
Sarah Brummett (email@example.com)
Sarah Beth McKay (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Tammy Teng (email@example.com)
Clayton Williams (firstname.lastname@example.org)