Pidgin is a publication edited and designed by graduate students at the Princeton University School of Architecture. The name Pidgin encapsulates the spirit of the journal: a type of communication formed by a lack of common language, and a homonym for a low-tech, feathered dispatch. From its inception in 2005, Pidgin has provided a platform for the written and visual detritus of students, faculty, practitioners, historians, and theorists at Princeton and beyond, emphasizing current critical work across formats rather than polished products. By assembling a range of contributors and work, each issue creates an eclectic compilation of contemporary thought in architecture and its related disciplines.
Written articles should be limited to 2500 words and formatted according to the current Chicago Manual of Style. While experimentation is encouraged, Pidgin prefers articles written in a direct and accessible style. For image or project-based submissions there is no limit to the number of images or drawings submitted, but we prefer full submission packages to be less than 25MB. Pidgin is printed in a 4.5” by 6.5” format. If selected for publication, authors must obtain the rights to all images they wish to include in the publication of their work as Pidgin operates under the terms and conditions of academic fair use.
While Pidgin does accept abstracts and proposals for work, selection for publication is based on completed work. All submissions will go through several rounds of editing with a member of the editorial board.
Contributions by students, scholars, artists, writers, and practitioners are accepted. Submissions from outside of the Princeton School of Architecture community are welcomed and encouraged.
Please send your submission to firstname.lastname@example.org as a .pdf and .doc including additional image files (.jpg or .tif) where applicable, as well as any questions or comments.