Streetnotes 31: Urban Habits
Call for Papers
Listening to music while jogging, getting coffee from the same coffee shop in the morning, always crossing the street at one particular intersection, dining with friends every Friday, going to one barber or hairdresser only, leaving the subway station from the same exit…time and time again…these are some of many Urban Habits–individual or group, public or private–that we form in the cities where we live. We perform them regularly, with or without much thought. They have their own rhythm and choreography as they pulse through the cities where we perform them. How do we develop Urban Habits, how long do we practice them, and how do they change over time? What role does city infrastructure play in the life and longevity of Urban Habits? How do Urban Habits define not just the cities where they take place but also the people who enact, observe, or remember them?
In addition to inviting submissions of essays, poems, 2D artwork, and (auto) ethnographies for the issue Streetnotes: Urban Habits, we are partnering with The Habitorium–a platform for documenting habits of all kinds–founded by Jo Novelli-Blasko in 2013 to launch The Survey of Urban Habits. The Habitorium will report on the survey findings in the journal.
Journal submissions and survey responses are due by October 31st, 2023. You can complete either or both.
Check the journal submission guidelines here. Submit your work here.
Check The Survey of Urban Habits here. Submit your response here.
Inquires? Contact the co-editors:
Jorge de La Barre, email@example.com (journal submissions)
Blagovesta Momchedjkova, firstname.lastname@example.org (journal submissions)
Jo Novelli-Blasko, email@example.com (survey)