Submit to Dichotomy 25:

The University Of Detroit Mercy School Of Architecture is conducting a call for entries for the 25th edition of Dichotomy.

Dichotomy, a student published journal, strives to be a critical link between UDM students and the discourses on design, architecture, urbanism, and community development. Like the institution, Dichotomy focuses on social justice and critical thought concerning intellectual, spiritual, ethical, and social development both in and outside of Detroit. The aim of Dichotomy is to disseminate these relevant investigations conducted by students, faculty, and professionals.

The theme of Dichotomy 25 is SOIL

Soil is the foundation of the Earth in which we all inhabit. We grow from it, prosper from it, build upon it, pollute it, and dichotomize it. Soil is an organic material providing a sustainable base for life. Yet, polarized as degrading and dirty. How is it that soil can unite nations, yet divide people? What power does it have in cultivating the built environment and defining its boundaries?

Dichotomy invites you to define what perspective grounds you in soil. Submissions should consider soil as a response to the growth, prosperous, developable, polluted, and/or divided earth that is the foundation of our built environment, as well as its relation to the discourse of architecture, urbanism, design, and the arts. Please email with any questions and submit your abstract at

Abstract Deadline: December 1st, 2019

Abstracts should be no longer than 300 words with three images in PDF format and may be submitted here at or to

  • Final articles may be in a wide variety of forms, including projects, scholarly papers, photo essays, poetry or interviews.
  • Notification of entries to be published will be sent by December 31st, 2019 with final submissions due February 14th, 2020.
  • Staff will select between eight to twelve articles to be published in April 2020.
  • Previous issues may be viewed at
  • Questions can be addressed to
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