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[Tijuana, Mexico, left, and San Diego, California, right, separated by the US-Mexico border fence  AP PHOTO/DANIEL OCHOA DE OLZA]

How should we understand the power of boundaries today?

Inflection Vol.7 editors invite students, academics and professionals to engage with the theme of ‘boundaries’ in architecture, design and urban planning. We welcome academic pieces (up to 4,500 words), practice-oriented pieces (up to 1000 words), fictional pieces (up to 500 words) and visual artworks interpreting and exploring tangible and intangible boundaries.

Our deadline for accepting Abstracts ended on 20th January.

The final piece will need to be completed by April 2020.

Please feel free to contact with any questions you might have.

Submission Requirements
Submissions must adhere to the Inflection referencing style guides and image requirements, as outlined below :

Referencing Style Guide
In general, Inflection uses the Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition) as a guide for grammar, punctuation and referencing. The Chicago Manual of Style is available online to subscribers at A freely available citation guide can be found at, or through the University of Melbourne’s citation tool, When preparing work for publication in Inflection, we ask that authors follow the Chicago Manual as closely as possible to maintain stylistic consistency and ensure all work is fully referenced. Inflection uses Australian or British English spelling, and asks that authors prepare their work accordingly.

Inflection uses endnotes in preference to footnote or in-text citation. When preparing work for submission, please make sure that notes are formatted as endnotes. A separate bibliography is not necessary. In general, the basic format for referencing in Inflection is as follows:
Given Name Surname,Title (Location: Publisher, Date), page number(s).

In general, references should be as concise as possible. For example, only a city name is needed when referencing a place of publication – the country or state of publication is not required.

In the second and subsequent note to a previously referenced text, a short form reference should be used, in the following format: Surname, Title, page number-page number.

When a reference is immediately followed in the endnote sequence by an identical reference, use: Ibid.

Where the next reference is from a different page of the same text, the correct format is: Ibid., page number(s).

Under Inflection’s endnote referencing style, notes will typically not occur on the same page as their reference number. For this reason, we recommend that contributors avoid using notes for supplementary remarks. Where possible, comments should be incorporated into the body in parentheses.

Image Guidelines
Images must be (ideally) 300dpi and in TIFF format. For black and white images, the colour profile must be set to grayscale, and for colour images, the profile must be set to CMYK. This can be adjusted in Adobe Photoshop (Image>Mode).