Call for Submissions - ARI Fall 2023


(Re)crafting Creative Criticality: Indigenous Intergenerational Rhythms and Post–Covid Desires

Inspired by the sacred spirit that embody fonua–centred (land) and moana–centred (ocean) relational rhythms and energy in the Moana (Oceania), we invoke Indigenous ways of creative criticality. For the special issue, “(Re)crafting creative criticality: Indigenous intergenerational rhythms and post–covid desires,” we invite creative forms and expression that embody Indigenous intergenerational sense–making and meaning–making within the post–covid theorising space.    

Indigenous intergenerational cultural sources inspire, empower, and energise relational rhythms transferred across families, kin folk, and communities across the diaspora of Tonga, Aotearoa New Zealand, Australia, US, and beyond. Intergenerational sources sustain, continue, and support the thriving and flourishing of the next generation. These cultural sources in the form(s) of art/poetry/metaphor/storytelling/tātatau (tattooing)/ceremony etc, open doorways into the interconnected ways in which Indigenous people honour the inseparability and sensibilities of knowing–seeing–feeling–doing–being–becoming across tā–vā (time–space) realities.

We invite papers for the Summer 2023 Special Issue of Art|Research International: A Transdisciplinary Journal (ARI). There are three sections of the journal, each with a specific goal, for your consideration: 

  • Art|Research in Action
  • Art|Research Theoretical Musings
  • Art|Research Reviews

This publishing option adheres to the journal’s current structure in style and internal review system. All works submitted here must position Indigenous intergenerational cultural sources and forms in a research context. We ask you to follow the journal’s submission guidelines. Please consult the ARI archives for previously published creative examples. Submission Guidelines:    

Working Timeline for this curated, peer-reviewed, summer issue of ARI:

Submissions due: April 15, 2023

Reviews & revisions: Summer 2023 (June - August)

Copyediting & layout: Fall 2023 (Sept - Nov)

Publication: November 2023 

Guest editors: Ruth Faleolo, 'Inoke Hafoka, Finausina Tovo, 'Esiteli 'Uhamaka, Gemma Malungahu, Edmond Fehoko, Sione Siu'ulua, and David Taufui Mikato Fa'avae