The University Of Detroit Mercy School Of Architecture is conducting a call for entries for the 22nd edition of Dichotomy.

The theme of Dichotomy 22 is Creep. Creep denotes stealth, slow contortment, an underlying feeling of unease. Creep is solid materials deforming, boundaries slinking toward each other, something inching slowly closer without notice. Creep causes us discomfort while simultaneously suggesting something darkly different, something not altogether bad, but frightening in its furtiveness. Dichotomy 22 aims to explore this dark underside of the urban, the lurking possibility of architecture, the slow inevitable crawl of progress.

Dichotomy, a student published journal, strives to be a critical link between UDM students and the discourses on design, architecture, urbanism, and community development. Like the institution, Dichotomy focuses on social justice and critical thought concerning intellectual, spiritual, ethical, and social development both in and outside of Detroit. The aim of Dichotomy is to disseminate these relevant investigations conducted by students, faculty, and professionals.

Abstracts should be no longer than 300 words with three images in PDF format and may be submitted1 or to dichotomyudm[at]

Final articles may be in a wide variety of forms, including projects, scholarly papers, photo essays, poetry or interviews. Notification of entries to be published will be sent by December 23rd, 2015 with final submissions due February 14th, 2016. Staff will select between eight to twelve articles to be published in April 2016.

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