LAM

I am pleased to be working on an exiting new venture which combines both my passions of design and academia into one beautifully presented package.

Introducing:

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WHAT IS LAM
LAM is a bi-annual, multidisciplinary publication which supports international creatives in publishing artwork and scholarly writing, pertaining to their specific fields. Fostering an exchange of interdisciplinary knowledge and encouraging debate on the global, cultural and social aspects of design.

Conceived with the aim to develop and critically examine contemporary discourse in practice-led and scholarly research related to creative practice; Inclusive of history, theory and the applied arts. LAM encourages submissions from individual designers, collectives and/or multidisciplinary projects, with an emphasis on visual essays, professional practice case studies, industry interviews and scholarly reviews.

VISION
LAM aspires to bring creative, intellectual minds together to a single platform, in order to share knowledge, creativity and inspiration.

MISSION
LAM is a global publication that supports and empowers both emerging and established creative practitioners. It is a contemporary creative platform that aims to enhance
people’s lives through knowledge, inspiration and creativity.

WHY IS LAM NEEDED
LAM was conceived due to the distinct lack of publication opportunities for creatives in the Middle East and offers the opportunity for inclusion in a peer-reviewed publication produced for creatives, by creatives.

Graphic design, in academia, is in it’s infancy and as such there are limited quality academic publications available for the scholar; either in terms of publishing opportunities or knowledge accumulation. Thus LAM aims to address a distinct gap in the market and provide a quality academic, peer reviewed, publication to an international audience.

AIMS & OBJECTIVES

  • To create an academically focussed creative publication that brings practitioners and scholars to a single platform
  • To publish in Kuwait and internationally by the end of 2017
  • To provide a highly regarded resource for scholars of the applied arts
  • To showcase the best international creativity and scholarly writing, specifically focussing on providing a platform for those in the Middle East

THE LAM FRAMEWORK FOR PEER REVIEW
Scholarly articles or creative submissions should demonstrate
the following criteria in order to be accepted for publication:

1. LIBERATED:
All submissions should demonstrate a contemporary approach to the investigation of creativity and should remain free from judgement of religion, sexual orientation
colour or gender. However, freedom of creative expression is highly encouraged.

2. LITERATE:
Appropriate academic language should be used throughout any written submission.
All referencing should be submitted using the Harvard referencing system. Visual language should aim to demonstrate a strong conceptual approach and clearly meet the edition’s chosen thematic.

3. LEGITIMATE:
All submissions should be the individual’s own work and any images or references should be appropriately cited and relevant copyright permissions of any third party sources must be provided.

4. APPROPRIATE:
Each LAM edition will have a specific theme and all submissions should aim to specifically address that topic. Appropriateness should also be demonstrated in typographic choices, colour choices and the hierarchical layout of information in order to meet with the industry standards of creative practice.

5. AWARE:
Awareness of contemporary issues and debates within the relevant creative field should be demonstrated, whether that be via a visual investigation or a traditional scholarly approach. Research should aim to generate significant interest from within both local and global creative communities.

6. ADVENTUROUS
Lam aims to push boundaries and explore creativity. All submissions should aim to create conversation and invoke curiosity.

7. MOTIVATIONAL:
Inspiration comes from many sources. Lam intends to provide a platform to address how design can inspire, promote and encourage. All submissions should respond to this directive.

8. MEMORABLE:
Lam understands that in this throw-away society, the next new thing is always just on the horizon. Therefore Lam aims to create a platform for creatives where people will come back for more. All submissions should enable Lam to be remembered.

9. MEANINGFUL:
Authenticity and integrity are key aspects of Lam’s creative ethos and successful submissions will evidence an appropriate emotional response.

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