《SCALE》「武汉,湖北」特辑现于此征集稿件 - 'WUHAN, HUBEI' Call for Participation

《SCALE》「武汉,湖北」特辑现于此征集稿件。

亲爱的朋友,

本特辑旨在深入因疫病爆发而正处于军事隔离期的武汉,亚洲最不羁而又最无名的城市之一,挖掘其文化与日常生活。长久以来,武汉渴望为世人所知,却总是徒劳无功,距离沿海地区的现代化光辉事迹仍遥不可及。然而,此次疫病的蔓延使武汉在毫无准备下成为了国际焦点。站在这座城市的远大理想与突如其来的全球瞩目之浪潮上,本特辑力求呈现风雨飘摇之时武汉(或湖北)的生活方式,于疫病尘嚣之外,谨以此献给这片中国罕有的地理,历史,艺术与文化的多重腹地。

武汉 ,湖北

远在抗击狡诈的 COVID-19 病毒前,武汉与湖北就一直盛产最动人心弦的故事,当然也有最琐碎无味的。动人如长江之缥缈莫测,琐碎则如每日「过早」之惯常。

愉悦,厌恶,乐趣,焦虑,气愤,兴奋,爱.......在武汉和湖北,生活是用强烈的感受与浓烈的情绪兑成的。除了无感,什么都好。本地人与移民聚居于此,游客行色匆匆,时间堆积,每个人的生活都被折叠进了这片土地快速(再)城市化的步伐之中。武汉的殖民史,三镇合一,还有它独特的现代民俗文化,浇筑出了一种由计划与事故相混合的环境。我们希望这些或集体或私人的记忆能够长存,并能在这座城市遭受疫病带来的煎熬之时为人们找到走出当下困境的路。

私人领域

2019/2020 COVID-19 的爆发恰逢农历新年。和家人朝夕相对一周已属不易,命运的离奇使得一周延至两周,接着三周,然后一个月。突然得闲,人们开始深思,并互相分享自己生命中最珍视的人,物,与地点的记忆 —— 包括那些幸存者,和那些无法忘怀的逝者。

隔离使得人们无法再进入平日常去的场所,并重塑了我们对于空间的习以为常的描述。然而思想此时并不受禁锢,网络上的信息亦然,就这样,昔日往事点滴聚积,逐渐在脑海里演变为这座城市某种不一样的景象与对域外(Outside)的想象。一些早已遗忘的地点突然浮现于你脑海里的地图上,像这小巷里的一家苍蝇馆子 —— 你的私人领域 —— 突然变得让人难以抗拒。

征集稿件(笔参造化)

现在,我们征集文章,拼贴,摄影,诗歌,访谈和随笔以叙忆武汉与湖北的各种私人领域。喧闹的街市,暴躁的文化,刻骨的爱恨,难忘的邂逅,远近闻名的疯狂公交线,惊为天人的奇怪建筑理念,癫狂的方言或是华美的词藻,密切监视下的思想或是光怪陆离的想象,我们希望带来一辑对比鲜明而多样的武汉与湖北生活的汇编。

被锁在公寓里的你,最想念武汉的地方是哪里?为什么?生活中的哪件事能体现出你与武汉或湖北的关系?你的故事是怎样的?

投稿须知

  • 须为原创
  • 须以中文(普通话或武汉话皆可)或英文书写 (这期杂志为中英文对照,翻译由我们来完成)
  • 短至短文(寥寥几行),诗歌,聊天记录节选,对某件事的看法,零碎的想法,长至几页随笔皆可
  • 附图形式不限 —— 相片,地图,截图皆可
  • 稿件请以 Word 文档(.docx),Markdown 文稿,或纯文本形式呈现
  • 来稿请于三月十七日(中国标准时间)前以电子邮件形式寄至 [email protected]

关于 SCALE

倡导新知,写作与实验性的表达。此刊于多个网络平台有售,亦可按需印刷出售。本刊所有内容将会于发售一年后投放入公有领域。您可访问 https://qiwa.re/scale 以获取更多信息。

特约主编:张颠孬

我们邀请到张颠孬作为本期特约主编。作为一名人类学家,颠孬主要研究网络文化,电子游戏,并尤其关注中国的视频直播界。他同时还是播客 Cursed With Good Ideas 的主持人之一。

在过去的一个月,颠孬都留在武汉隔离区的家中,他现正在那里与我们合作完成本期特辑。

(感谢地沟沟与鱈鱈的中文翻译)

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SCALE 主编
Clément Renaud and Jon Phillips.
https://qiwa.re/scale
[email protected]


[SCALE] 'WUHAN, HUBEI' Call for Participation

Dear friends,

Here is the call for participation to SCALE special issue about WUHAN, HUBEI.

This issue in-development dives into the cultural and daily life of one of the most outrageous and unknown cities in Asia, currently under military quarantine because of a viral pandemic outbreak. The city of Wuhan aspires to be recognized nationally and internationally, often in vain, and remains locked afar from the costal success stories of modernizing China. However, the pandemic unexpectedly elevates the city to an international status. To ride on this wave of high aspirations and unexpected global attention, this issue is a tribute to the Wuhan/Hubei ways of life in uncertain times, and to one of the most central region in China's geography, history, art and culture - long before and after the latest headlines.

WUHAN, HUBEI

Long before fighting against the nasty COVID-19 virus, WUHAN and HUBEI have been home of the most incredible stories - and also the most banal ones. Incredible like the mystic beauty of the Yangzi River; banal like the breakfast rituals.

Joy, disgust, fun, anxiety, anger, excitement, love... life in WUHAN and HUBEI is made of strong feelings and violent emotions, anything but indifference. Years after years, locals, migrants, and travelers weave their personal journeys into the rapid process of (re)urbanisation. Wuhan's colonial history, trio-megacity, and its unique modern folk cultures crafted a compounded environment built by both plans and accidents. We hope these collective and intimate memories thrive and find a path somewhere as the city is and will be traumatized by the pandemic.

INTIMATE TERRITORIES

The 2019/2020 COVID-19 outbreak coincided with the Chinese New Year. While it is already hard enough to survive a week of family gathering, a twist of fate turned this one into two, then three, then a month, then two. Plenty of idle time to reflect and share memories of the things, people and places one cherishes the most - those who are thankfully there, and those who are afar and missed.

Confinement makes banal places inaccessible and reshapes our usual representations of space. Thoughts wander around, online messages flow, convoking some remembrances and memories, sometimes evolving into some mental image of what the city could be and the Outside. Some previously forgotten locations pop up on the mental map, like this dirty hawker down the alley that has now became so desirable---your intimate territories.

CALL FOR PARTICIPATION

Today, we call for articles, collages, photos, poetry, interviews, essays that recollect the intimate territories of WUHAN and HUBEI. Vibrant streets, cultural outrage, deep love and hate, beautiful and ugly encounters, (in)famous bus lines, mad or ingenious architectural ideas, crazy dialect and fine wording, policed thoughts and twisted imaginaries, we hope to bring a contrasted and diverse compilation of life in WUHAN and HUBEI.

While locked in your apartment, what was the place in Wuhan you missed the most? Why? Which personal event embodies your relationships with Wuhan or Hubei? What is your story?

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

We are awaiting all contributions by March 16, 2020.

Papers should be:

  • original work
  • written in Chinese (Mandarin/Wuhanhua) or English. (The issue will be in both Chinese and English and we will handle the translations)
  • from a short text (a few lines), poems, excerpts of chatlogs, reflections, fragmented thoughts, to longer essays (several pages) are all welcomed.
  • attached images are welcomed---photos, maps, screenshots, and so forth.
  • in the form of Word documents (.docx), Markdown or raw text
  • submitted by March 16, 2020, 11:59 PM China Standard Time (CST)
  • submit to: [email protected]

ABOUT SCALE

SCALE is a quarterly publication about culture and technology in a world of limited resources. SCALE support new knowledge, writing and experimental content forms. The publication is available for sale online on various websites and via print-on-demand. All content will be released into the public domain after a year. Check the website and the announcement for some more context.

GUEST EDITOR: Dino Ge Zhang

For this special issue, our guest editor is Dino Ge Zhang. Dino is an anthropologist and writes about internet culture, videogames and especially the livestreaming scene in China. He is also the co-host of the podcast Cursed With Good Ideas.

Dino is working with us live from his apartment in the Wuhan quarantine zone where he has spent the last month.

(Special thanks to digougou and Rachel for their translation)

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The SCALE Editors
Clément Renaud and Jon Phillips.
https://qiwa.re/scale
[email protected]