Von: “Marcelo Tramontano” <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Datum: 04. Juli 2010 02:17:59 MESZ
associate prof. dr. marcelo tramontano
university of sao paulo, brazil
department of architecture and urbanism . eesc
nomads.usp centre for interactive-living studies
t. +55 16 3373.9302 / 3373.8297 | f. +55 16 3373.9310
The third issue of the Nomads.usp’s journal brings major changes. The first one is that, from this issue on, all its content is bilingual — both in Portuguese and English. In addition, we created three new sections: the ’submitted papers’ section, which features articles evaluated by a process of blind peer review, the ‘carpet’ section, featuring short articles by specialists from various areas on the issue’s central theme, and the ‘project’ section, where we present submitted proposals of space and objects whose concept is related to the theme of each issue.
Considering guests and authors selected for publication, this issue counts 23 authors from outside Nomads.usp. They are researchers in 8 different countries: Germany, Bahrain, Chile, United States, Finland, England, New Zealand and Brazil. They mostly follow the tendency of working in different knowledge fields, as, indeed, one would expect from researchers interested in systemic visions of the world. Even so, it is worthy to note that among the areas represented here, there is a large and healthy variety, including music, chemistry, law, art, geography, philosophy, physics, design, film, computer architecture, economics, education, electrical engineering, computer science aside architecture and urbanism. Finally, the production of this issue of the journal involved a large number of Nomads.usp researchers, in addition to the four authors of the ‘nomads papers’: 22 researchers participated in various ways, validating the main objective of the magazine which is to create an interactive dialogue between Nomads.usp and the academic community, around major themes addressed by the Center ongoing research.
It is therefore with great pleasure that we invite you to read this broad snapshot of thoughts and experiences of those scholars interested in discussing concepts and derivations of systems thinking, helping us to problematize the matter and to deepen levels of questioning.