Arkkitehti – Finnish Architectural Review publishes topical and timely takes on architecture, urban design, planning and other related fields, with content ranging from essays to commentaries, project reviews and articles as well as book and exhibition reviews. The magazine also showcases novel and interesting architecture and design projects and research. Arkkitehti follows global discourse with focus on the Finnish context.
Article and project proposals can be submitted throughout the year, but in drafting the proposals it is recommended to consider the announced, forthcoming themes. The writers offering articles for a certain theme issue will be contacted as soon as possible once the deadline has passed. The deadline for full articles is about one month from the ideas deadline.
Forthcoming themes in 2022 (Last updated 20 December 2021):
1 Urban Space
Urban design and planning, sustainable urban development, urban space. The proposal deadline has passed.
Architects outside the architectural canon, Wivi Lönn 150 jubileum, marginal architecture.
Why have certain architectural phenomena and designers been forgotten, while others have gotten more attention in the media, academia, or public debate?
Which phenomena have the architectural media and institutions failed to pay attention to, and what significance do they have for the development of architecture? What are the taboos of Finnish architecture?
How can different groups of people be better taken into account in design processes? How could architectural research and practice benefit from the more diverse perspectives on gender, ethnic origin and social differences?
The issue also commemorates the 150th anniversary of architect Wivi Lönn – article ideas related to her career and production are also warmly welcome.
The proposal deadline has passed.
Landscape, ecosystems, posthumanism. Article and project proposals by 20 February. Deadline for full texts in the end of March.
Housing, detached houses, leisure living. Article and project proposals by 6 June. Deadline for full texts in the end of July.
5 Refurbish or demolish?
Building conservation, renovations, circular economy. Article and project proposals by 28 August. Deadline for full texts in the end of September.
Projects, Design Proposals
Buildings and other architecture or design projects proposed for publication can be submitted to email@example.com for consideration. Submissions should include general information of the project, such as the name, location and a necessary amount of screen quality photographs or other material needed for communicating the core idea of the project. We mostly publish architectural and design projects in Finland and by Finland-based or Finnish designers abroad. However, international projects related to topical themes in architectural discourse may also be showcased in articles.
- Text proposals should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org. The intended scope, main idea, and focal questions should be explained in the form of a short abstract or a list with the main points written out. When drafting proposals, it is recommended to also consider the announced, forthcoming themes. Full length texts and drafts are also accepted.
- The magazine decides on the publication of proposed texts. All texts go through an editorial process.
- We appreciate standard language and clear expression, contextualising the topics and critical thinking.
- Texts can be written in English or in Finnish. All material chosen for publication will be translated and edited for publishing in both languages.
- The magazine pays fees for published articles.
- References in text, if necessary, should be formatted as endnotes. All references to textual sources should include the name of the author, the title of a book or an article, publication year, publisher and location, and, in case of direct quotation, the page(s) where the original citation appears. In a case of an edited book or journal, also include the name of the editor, the title of the book and pages where the referenced article is located. Referencing other sources can follow similar formatting
The magazine publishes both shorter and longer articles – with illustrations if needed. Longer articles can be based on research, or take a form of an essay or a review article. The length should be approximately between 10,000 and 12,000 characters (incl. spaces). Shorter articles can be, for instance, reviews, viewpoints or commentaries to an interesting topic, or interviews. The length should be between 4,000 and 8,000 characters (incl. spaces).
Project Review or Commentary
The magazine publishes commentaries and reviews on newly built and timely projects. The reviewed projects should be discussed in advance with the editorial staff. The proposed length is around 4,000 characters (incl. spaces).
Book or Exhibition Review
The reviewed books and exhibitions should be discussed in advance with the editorial staff. The proposed length is between 2,000 and 4,000 characters (incl. spaces).
Other Materials and Inquiries
For any other writing inquiries or offering of other materials for publishing, such as photographs or visual and digital content, please contact the editorial staff (email@example.com).
Arkkitehti – Finnish Architectural Review is not responsible for materials sent without request.