ARID: A Journal of Desert Art, Design, and Ecology

20 Feb ARID: A Journal of Desert Art, Design, and Ecology

I am pleased to announce my involvement with ARID, a new bi-annual journal focusing on cross-disciplinary explorations of desert art, design, culture, and the environment for both scholarly and new audiences.

The Desert Initiative is hosting a launch party event for ARID next weekend in Los Angeles on Saturday, 1/25/12, 6 to 8 pm at CB1 Gallery. For more info visit: http://socialmedia.hpc.unm.edu/arid/?cat=4.

“The desert has long served as a kind of living laboratory for human and environmental experiences and developments. The world’s desert regions have been sites for urban construction, military testing and combat, religious and spiritual traditions, natural resources, extraction, and a host of other aesthetic, scientific, and artistic interactions.” —The Desert Initiative

ARID: A Journal of Desert Art, Design, and Ecology is a peer-reviewed bi-annual journal focusing on cross-disciplinary explorations of desert arts, design, culture, and the environment for both scholarly and new audiences. ARID seeks submissions of scholarly articles, curriculum, visual essays, and other media including sound and video that investigate diverse aesthetic, social, cultural, historical, ecological, and political subjects related to desert regions of the American Southwest and beyond. ARID emphasizes the convergence of art, design, and culture with science, ecology, geography, and other related disciplines to create a unique snapshot of and dialog about desert environs and cultures with a vested and active interest in the desert as a point of creative investigation.

ARID is an interdisciplinary online project jointly published by multiple institutions launching in fall 2012.

For more information, please visit: www.aridjournal.org.