lunch9: In Excess – Call for Submissions

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The editors of lunch are excited to welcome the submission of abstracts and articles for our upcoming journal, lunch9: In Excess

Excess is everywhere — it is plenty; profit; waste. Growth cannot occur without excess, yet there is a threshold beyond which growth becomes malignant. Nothing succeeds like excess, yet necessity — scarcity — is the mother of invention. We encounter this duality constantly; how we react defines us collectively as a society and individually as creators and agents of change.

How do we measure, or decide, what is — in quantity or quality — excessive? Are traditional constraints — the actualities of material, labor, technology, and permanence — still at work? Is excess valuable; is it beautiful; is it productive? When and how does excess lead to innovation, or stifle it?

What is design in excess?

We seek ideas, papers, and projects — design and product proposals; visual narratives, critical mappings, and diagrams; experiments, interviews, critiques, etc. — addressing excess from all perspectives.
Abstracts can be submitted for early acceptance up to November 15; the final deadline for all full submissions is January 17.

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lunch is the refereed design research journal edited and designed by students at the University of Virginia School of Architecture. Please see for full submission guidelines, past volumes, and more information.

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