Following the successful international launch of Nuart Journal, we are
now calling for submissions for Issue II.
The theme of Issue II — ELOQUENT VANDALS — is a provocative link to
street art and urban culture’s delinquent roots and the “creative joy of
destruction” – evidenced most recently in Banksy and Blu’s high profile
acts of auto-iconoclasm, but also present in a plethora of quotidian,
human scale, unsanctioned urban interventions. The rise of
festival-sponsored neo-liberal muralism sits uneasily with these
ungovernable forms of urban creativity. This special issue calls for
contributions that celebrate the work of street art’s eloquent vandals,
and papers that critically examine attempts to cultivate,
instrumentalise, commodify and ‘protect’ the art of the streets.
We welcome submissions from a broad range of authors including cultural
heritage workers, historians, critics, cultural and human geographers,
political theorists, anthropologists, ethnographers, sociologists,
psychologists, criminologists, curators, artists, writers, taggers,
anarchists, and out and out vandals.
Nuart Journal is a peer-reviewed open access journal available both in
print and online. It presents the work of an international network of
artists, curators, academics, independent researchers and industry
professionals on street art and related topics. It is built on the
foundations of five years of content from the annual Nuart Plus
symposium, based in Stavanger Norway, the world’s first annual symposium
dedicated to street art practice.
Nuart Journal aims to serve as a forum for critical discourse and
commentary on urban art cultures and street art practice, defined as
broadly as possible to include all aspects of both independently
sanctioned and unsanctioned art in public space that does not fall under
the general rubric of traditional public art practice.
Though the journal is intended as a scholarly journal for new and
experimental modes of research as well as traditional academic papers,
it is also a site for artists, curators and independent researchers to
publish articles, conversations, projects and opinion pieces. We welcome
visual submissions and high quality images/photography. All submissions
are peer reviewed.
The journal is overseen by a small group of international co-editors
assisted by an international advisory board.
Full papers should be 5000-8000 words, inclusive of citations and
Shorter submissions, including research notes, photo essays and other
visual submissions, experimental or alternative forms of
academic writing, book reviews, interviews, and opinion pieces are also
welcome. Please contact the editorial team if you wish to discuss an
alternative or experimental mode of submission. Papers should follow
Harvard referencing guidelines.
The deadline for consideration for the next issue is January 7th, though
there may be some flexibility with this deadline if negotiated with the