Tolerance in the peer review of interdisciplinary research in Architectural Journal Publishing

Suzanne Ewing, Igea Troiani

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Abstract / Description of output

In order to consider how to negotiate the publication space of interdisciplinary research in architecture in academic journals, this essay reflects on the current forms of writing in architectural discourse, the history of a “critique militante” architectural (peer) review process within the academy, and the future possibilities of a feminist oriented process that seeks to accommodate otherness. These reflections emerge from our experience as academics and as women editors of the interdisciplinary, multimedia journal, Architecture and Culture, first published in 2013. The essay argues that peer review for interdisciplinary research in architecture needs to be re-negotiated as publishing tolerance through a contingency approach to evaluation. We conclude that academic architectural journal publishing can flourish through broader conversational modes of open, non-hierarchical knowledge exchange and editorial practice where published work undergoes a process of becoming.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)13-30
JournalArchitecture and Culture
Issue number1
Early online date1 Jul 2019
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 1 Jul 2019

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • tolerance
  • architectural publication
  • interdisciplinary research
  • peer review
  • quality
  • Julia Kristeva
  • Elizabeth Grosz
  • Michel Foucault


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