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Submit Critique Methods For Upcoming Book

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Posted by: Intellect Books
Deadline: Fri, March 6th, 2020

Do We Have To Call It Critique: Reimagining the Tradition: more inclusive, more fulfilling, and maybe a little more fun


Under contract with Intellect Books, an independent academic publisher based in the UK, affiliated with The University of Chicago Press.


We are writing a book about critique methods in art and design education and are looking for contributors. Specifically, we are looking for new thinking about how to run a critique, strategies that reimagine and reinvigorate the traditional format – more varied, more inclusive, more fulfilling and maybe a little more fun. The book will include fifty innovative critique strategies from experienced educators.


Many students and faculty speak openly about finding the critique experience boring and unfulfilling, out of sync with desired learning outcomes, at times traumatic experiences of bias, or exercises of power and authority. In writing this book, we hope to share resources that might help address these gaps and concerns, examining the disconnect between assessment and critique, and exploring the ways different kinds of work, and different kinds of assignments, benefit from different frames for discussion. By pulling the critique apart, we can reconstruct the pieces so that they work better, are clearer about goals and expectations, more varied and more context-sensitive.


Due 6 March 2020: abstracts for critique method proposals due

Potential contributors submit 250 word critique description proposals


10 April 2020: selection notification

Accepted contributors will be invited to submit a 1000 word critique methods for publication due 1 July 2020.


Email submissions to Elissa Armstrong and Mariah Doren at

Posted on Wed, February 19th, 2020
Expires on Fri, March 6th, 2020

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