MAMMUT MAGAZINE #4 :: CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
WORKING TITLE: Solastalgia
What happens when the climate changes around you but you are still in the same location?
The fourth issue ofÂ Mammut Magazine will investigate the effects of climate change on the human psyche, focusing on a new definition of sadness called “solastalgia.” Coined by Australian philosopher Glenn Albrecht, it refers to a form of homesickness felt while still at home, particularly as it refers to the perceived change in one’s home environment caused by climate change. A parallel of sorts to nostalgia, solastalgia was created by combining the Latin wordsÂ solacium, meaning comfort, andÂ algia, meaning pain.
Albrecht created the term in 2003 after interviewing scores of Australians, many of whom noted that they felt a deep sense of loss as the landscape changed around them and familiar plants and animals were gone. “They no longer feel like they know the place they’ve lived for decades,” Albrecht said in aÂ 2007Â Wired interview.
Mammut Magazine is looking for essays and artwork that:
>>> deals with, affirms or denies the idea of solastalgia
>>> investigates how we define our sense of belonging through our environment
>>> confronts how we are (or will be) affected individually and collectively by these changes.
We welcome contributions from all fields, while keeping in mind the magazineâ€™s general focus on art and the environment.
The fourth issue of Mammut is being guest edited by Ian Garrett, the executive director of The Center for Sustainable Practice in the Arts.Â https://www.sustainablepractice.org
>>>Â Proposal deadline: January 15, 2010
Please send a short outline of your project and/or images toÂ firstname.lastname@example.org
>>> If chosen, the final submission deadline will beÂ March 1, 2010
>>> Anticipated release date:Â late April / Early May 2010
For more about Mammut Magazine, please visitÂ http://www.mammutmagazine.org