Issue 59 of Critique & Humanism journal:

“Space and Environment

(co-edited by Simeon Kyurkchiev, Bogdana Paskaleva, Maria Martinova and Veronika Dimitrova; expected publication by December 2023)

The coming issue of Critique and Humanism Journal is addressing two concepts that are generally familiar, yet easily fading into the background ‒ space and environment. How to think of that which is around us? When, with the aid of what expert knowledge, through which notions and images do we manage to speak of it? What types of techniques are utilized to make it comprehensible and governable? When does space successfully turn into ‘alien’ or ‘ours’? How do we interact with all around us that we recognize as environment; how do we find its rules, regularities, and frontiers? What practices of representation or mapping, real or symbolic, can we describe? How does space relate to freedom and order?

In this future issue of the journal, we look for the various notions, approaches, ideas of the spaces and environments that we dwell in and that we are immersed in. We will welcome your contribution in the analysis of these concepts, their applications for understanding urban, cultural and surrounding environment, for interpreting specific spaces in which various groups interact. We are interested in the processes of defining, measuring, discovering and rediscovering, forming, dwelling and protecting space and environment, in the experts and policies that approach them. We want to investigate how environment becomes stabilized or destabilized. What are the philosophical, sociological, anthropological and artistic interpretations of the notions of space and environment; and the technological mediations of space and their inevitable effects on our daily lives?


  • Urban environment, urban policy and urban planning
  • Geographic space and practices of representation
  • Fictional and real space
  • Environment and ecology
  • Utopia and heterotopia
  • Environment and governmentality
  • Ontology of space
  • Technologies of space
  • Historical metamorphoses of space
  • Images and notions of spaces
  • Modernity and spatial revolutions
  • Real and virtual spaces

Deadline for submission of manuscripts: May 15, 2023

Articles formatted according to the magazine’s requirements for authors can be sent to and to editor-in-chief