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Open call: ANTARKTIKOS magazine, Mapping Nature

Open call: ANTARKTIKOS magazine, Mapping Nature 
Seeking applications from artists and scientists
Application deadline: June 21, 2021
ANTARKTIKOS is a printed magazine, published once a year. It is the first independent, international magazine entirely dedicated to Antarctica.This annual journal combines artistic and scientific exploration within the awe-inspiring and thought-provoking context of Antarctica. 
The vast continent of Antarctica is an isolated location whose harsh conditions and heavenly natural serenity have long 
appealed to the imagination. However, the remaining opportunities for this ‘untouched’ no man’s land are not without 
responsibility. Since the signing of the 1959 Antarctic Treaty, Antarctica has been a scientific reserve for peaceful purposes, scientific investigation and environmental protection. Despite Antarctica belonging to no one, and thus to us all, the continent plays a significant role, at many levels, on the world stage. Antarctica could be seen as the main protagonist in the issues 
and challenges facing the contemporary world.

Art meets Science meets Art
ANTARKTIKOS combines art and science to engage with the challenges and inspiration Antarctica presents. In many respects, scientists and artists share an immaterial and mental ownership of Antarctica. They are not interested in conquering or ownership. Instead, they temporarily engage with the continent to bring knowledge, ideas, inspiration, confusion, beauty and acutely urgent questions to the world. This magazine provides a platform for a broad range of artistic and scientific perspectives that can reinforce one another. 

Open Call first issue ANTARKTIKOS; Mapping Nature
Prospective contributors, including scientists, artists, designers, architects, academics, activists, cities, universities, 
public institutions, companies, and social organizations, are invited to apply and submit their definite proposal. 

For centuries, the hypothetical Antarctica appeared on maps as Terra Australis Incognita, or Unknown Land of the South, 
or Nondum Cognita, Not Yet Known. Cartographers such as Jodocus Hondius, Abraham Ortelius and Petrus Plancius 
perpetuated this belief of a southern landmass by depicting it prominently, though entirely from conjecture. 
Today, Antarctica is the best-mapped continent on Earth. 

For this first issue, ANTARKTIKOS is putting out an open call for a broad range of subjects or areas. This can be any kind of research, story, or visualization related to the mapping of Antarctica. From ice cores containing the information trapped in 20,000-year-old air bubbles, to the architectural drawing of research stations, to imaginary maps of Antarctica in the year 3000.

All content must be submitted by 21 June 2021 
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Pre-order ANTARKTIKOS until 14th of February 2021





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