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A dedication to Mary Alm, PhD (1969-2013) from her husband and ARID co-author, Barry Lehrman

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Mary Alm (1969-2013) was my muse, dear wife of nine years and mother of our son. She died peacefully after a grueling 15-month fight with breast cancer, just days after we submitted the final manuscript to Arid. The week before she was stricken by an undetected metastasis, I was finally able to bring her up to the Owens Valley to see the place that is now the foundation of my academic career.

As the cool and calmly collected presence reigning in my boundless ideas, Mary Alm brought focus to my life and provided the inspiration that encouraged me to aim for the moon.

As a health psychologist, Mary gave me a perspective into human behavior that enriched my scholarship into urban landscape systems and sustainability. This article was our first published collaboration to connect the gulf between our disciplines. Writing together—often at her weekly infusions during the darkness brought by the cancer—gave us strength to persevere against the relentless toll chemotherapy inflicted and to continue to pursue our dreams of future endeavors together.

As a lasting tribute to our love, this article is dedicated to Mary’s genius, goodness, and grace.

–Barry Lehrman, September 5, 2013



ARID’s Fall 2013 focuses on the Centenary of the Los Angeles Aqueduct: Call for submissions

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ARID:  A Journal of Desert Art, Design and Ecology’s programmatic theme for Fall 2013 focuses on the Centenary of the Los Angeles Aqueduct—a controversial 233 mile-long hydraulic water conveyance system that has historically been the primary source of potable water for the city of Los Angeles since the aqueduct was first put into service in 1913.

The fates of urban Los Angeles and rural Owens Valley—where the water originates—are explicitly linked together through a contentious past and yet to be determined future. ARID envisions the centenary of Big Water in the western United States as an opportunity for the various stakeholders, including Los Angeles area city dwellers, rural residents and tribal members of the Owens Valley along with engineers, farmers, scientists, historians, activists, artists, and designers to reexamine water practices and policies that link these shared destinies while considering alternative visions for renegotiating a shared future.

ARID will fund a number of commissioned essays and existing projects related to this theme for this special Fall 2013 issue. We welcome proposals to our four editorial sections that include Pedagogies, Practices, Policies and Perspectives. Selected projects and essays will receive a honorarium for each completed published work. To submit a proposal, please follow our editorial submission guidelines at: http://aridjournal.com/submissions/. Proposals for this issue must be received by June 15, 2013 to be considered. Works selected for online publication will be announced by July 1, 2013. Final submissions must be received by July 15, 2013.


Tyler Stallings’ Aridtopia article in partnership with KCET Artbound

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Every issue ARID Journal selects a significant article featuring or authored by a Southern California cultural producer, artist, designer, architect or other interesting related theme for our publishing partnership with KCET Artbound.

Our Spring/Summer 2013 issue features Tyler Stallings’ Aridtopia’s Loop Writing: A Desert Language. Aridtopia is a speculative, utopian community in the Mojave Desert conceived and imagined by Stallings.

Click below to read the full essay:

http://www.kcet.org/arts/artbound/counties/san-bernardino/aridtopias-mojave-desert.html


ARID now accepting submissions online for the Spring/Summer 2013 issue

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ARID seeks written submissions from independent scholars, writers, researchers, and journalists that showcase innovative, compelling, and intellectually rigorous storytelling. We also encourage visual, film, and audio submissions including photo essays, illustrations, cinema, soundscapes, music, and other forms of cultural production.  We encourage both scholarly articles and papers as well shorter, more informal essays.

Authors are encouraged to submit related art and photography with their written pieces. Artists and photographers may submit stand-alone visual essays. Articles and essays must be original and unpublished and not under consideration by other journals at the time of submission. We will consider previously published media works on a case-by-case basis.

We are now accepting submissions for our Spring/Summer 2013 issue through January 15, 2013 at our new online submission site at:  http://ejournals.unm.edu/index.php/Arid.

All submitted works are reviewed in an open, peer-reviewed process by at least two reviewers familiar with the content and scope of work submitted.  Please visit the Submissions page for guidelines and works accepted before submitting your submission online.



Paul Turounet video feature at KCET Artbound in conjunction with ARID

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ARID contributor, Paul Turounet’s site-specific photographic project, Estamos Buscando AWe’re Looking For is featured in a web video presentation for our first co-publishing collaboration with KCET’s Artbound.

To read the original article written by ARID contributing editor, Kim Stringfellow click here.


ARID annnounces publishing partnership with KCET’s Artbound

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ARID is pleased to announce a publishing partnership with KCET’s Artbound—a new innovative transdisciplinary project dedicated to the arts and culture of the Southern and Central California.

ARID will co-publish an article at Artbound each bi-annual issue we publish. The article will feature an art or design related project reflecting our editorial mission with a focus on those within the Southern California region.

For our first collaboration ARID editor, Kim Stringfellow discusses photographer and educator, Paul Turounet’s extensive border project, Estamos Buscando A or We’re Looking For—where he attempts to document first-hand the undocumented immigrant experience at the U.S.-Mexico border.

Read Stringfellow’s Artbound article, “Under the Green Moon with Paul Turounet” at:
www.kcet.org/arts/artbound/counties/san-diego/under-the-green-moon-with-paul-turounet.html
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To learn more about Artbound visit: www.kcet.org/arts/artbound/.

 


ARID now accepting submissions for Fall 2012 launch issue

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ARID seeks written submissions from independent scholars, writers, researchers, and journalists that showcase innovative, compelling, and intellectually rigorous storytelling. We also encourage visual, film, and audio submissions including photo essays, illustrations, cinema, soundscapes, music, and other forms of cultural production.  We encourage both scholarly articles and papers as well shorter, more informal essays.

Authors are encouraged to submit related art and photography with their written pieces. Artists and photographers may submit stand-alone visual essays. Articles and essays must be original and unpublished and not under consideration by other journals at the time of submission. We will consider previously published media works on a case-by-case basis.

Submissions will be accepted for our first issue beginning April 1st through June 1st, 2012.

All submitted works are reviewed in an open, peer-reviewed process by at least two reviewers familiar with the content and scope of work submitted. Works selected for further editing and possible publication will be notified by July 31st, 2012. Please visit the Submissions page for guidelines and works accepted.


ARID Launch Party Event

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Please join us for the launch of ARID on:

Saturday, February 25, 2012, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

CB1 Gallery
207 West 5th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90013

Hosted by the ARID Editorial Board, the ASU Art Museum, and CB1 Gallery. Catering by Two Bits Market.

The location is easy walking distance from the Los Angeles Convention Center.

http://www.aridjournal.org
http://www.cb1gallery.com
http://www.twobitsmarket.com