call for submissions:
reimagine your city magazine

The international design lab reimagine your city launches an open call for the submission of publications.

reimagine your city magazine in collaboration with SHIFT BOOKS aims to explore and rethink global urban issues through different spheres combining architecture, design, urbanism, art, social sciences, activism, and other relevant topics. In the first issue, we would like to rethink public spaces – both practically and theoretically – through the prism of diverse themes, such as war traces that drive sociocultural transformations, migration, land protection, and climate change.
We encourage interdisciplinary professionals, researchers, creative thinkers, activists, urbanists, architects, illustrators, designers, photographers, and artists from all over the world to submit their publications. We welcome all types of works, including essays, articles, interviews, essays, illustrations, sketches, and photographs.

The magazine is a collective work from an international group of like-minded people that would like to contribute to the discussion about rethinking public spaces in a changing world and draw attention to the current political, practical, and theoretical problems.

Deadline for submissions: March 1, 2023 (23:59 CET)
Selection results: March 17, 2023.

about the project

reimagine your city is an educational program (2022-2023) that aims at exploring interactive digital and creative practices for youth empowerment and participation in the socio-cultural transformation of the neighborhoods. The project is realised by coopera e.V. (DE), Cultprojector (UKR), Wrocław Institute of Culture (POL), Tbilisi Architecture Biennial (GE) and funded by the Federal Foreign Office in the framework of the Eastern Partnership program.

how to apply

  • Incomplete applications will be rejected.
  • Applications must contain information about the proposed content and scope, type and number of illustrations/photos/drawings that it includes;
  • No submission fee;
  • Please read our Terms & Agreements at the bottom of this page before applying;
  • Applications must be based on one of the thematic areas and focus on the editorial theme. The submission does not need to refer to all sub-themes but must refer to at least one of them precisely;
  • Submission proposals can take many forms: essays, articles, interviews, illustrations, sketches, and photographs;
  • The final text should be no longer than 6000 characters, including spaces;
  • Biographies and statements should be in the third person;
  • All applications need to be in English;
  • Applicants must submit the form below, all email applications will be rejected;
  • Applicants can submit one or more publications;

terms & agreements

If your work is selected, you hereby grant reimagine your city a non-exclusive, assignable, royalty-free, perpetual, worldwide license to copy, publish, display, distribute, extract or transmit your work, or any part thereof, in any format or media known or developed in the future, as well as the right to use your name, likeness and/or biographical materials as part of the reimagine your city magazine (online and in print) and its promotion in all forms of media in the future, without restrictions.

Please note: reimagine your city currently provides a free digital copy to each selected author. The magazine as a print and a digital version can be ordered for a donation in Autumn 2023 on our website and the website of the SHIFT BOOKS.
Deadline for submission:
March 1, 2023 (23:59 CET)

Notification of acceptance:
March 17, 2023

Magazine publication:
Autumn 2023

If you encounter any problems during the submission process or have any questions please contact us at
What are the benefits?

Featured authors benefit from international exposure to our network of passionate city makers across the world. The printed magazine will be presented in Berlin at the final event of the project reimagine your city in Autumn 2023.

Additionally, it will be distributed during offline and online exhibitions, book fairs and festivals in project countries (Germany, Georgia, Poland, Ukraine) and beyond. Once the magazine has been published, authors will get a free digital copy.


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