March 9, 2013
Call for Essays: Fuzzy Math
Urban Omnibus is seeking nonfiction writing to explore the intersection of math, behavior, and urban life
Photo by Toto Ong, Courtesy Urban Omnibus.
How do you measure life in a city? For its second annual essay competition, Urban Omnibus, the Architectural League’s online publication, is seeking nonfiction writing to explore the intersection of math, behavior, and urban life. Whether evident or not, mental calculations and measurements are a constant feature of urban living. Entries might explore how we quantify our actions in environmental, economic, or social terms, the costs and benefits of city living, or another subject that fits the topic. Last year’s essay competition brought in over 80 submissions, each providing a unique perspective on Manhattan’s grid. The top selection this year will receive a $500 award, with two second place awards of $250 each. Submissions should be between 800 and 2000 words, and are due Friday, March 22at 5 pm E.S.T. If the math seems worth it to you, send in your essay. You can find more details on the competition here