displacements: an x’scape journal is an architectural & editorial project born out of the research and teaching led since 2009 from the Landscape LAB at the Master in Advanced Architectural Projects and the Cultural Landscape Research Group at the ETSAM School of Architecture of Madrid. It aims to face in an integrated, transdisciplinary and situated way the two essential aspects of any critical practice: knowledge and action.

Each number will grow from three fundamentals:

» a material and/or conceptual displacement to a specific situation (a spatio-temporal mesh of bodies, practices and discourses) capable of uprooting our perception of the real.

» an extended concept of cartography, not as referenced quantification of a cartesian external space but an alive and open-ended tool of approach to the real through embodied practices of positioning, exploring and projecting.

» a critical practice turned into active tactic of ethical survival.

displacements will organize itself through plans or plateaus, each of one configured by three installments (one per year) capable of connecting and letting its concepts, ideas, and developments flow from one another. If there is a relation between the parts of a tryptich “it cannot be logic or narrative… It must be the embodiment of a common fact” wrote Gilles Deleuze. It is the search for, and the interpretation of, that common fact that triggers the displaced plans proposed.

First instalment
Criminal displacements
November 2012:

Berlin – Auschwitz

Call closed

Second instalment
displacements #2
November 2013:

Beaumont-Hamel – Normandy

Call opens on June 2014

Third instalment
displacements #3
October 2014:

The Strait of Gibraltar

Call opens on June 2015

Along the specific calls and on a rolling basis displacements will accept submissions of previously unpublished work dealing with the notions of cartography and mapping, traveling and the role of experience, and the new instrumental of architecture and landscape in our approaching to the real. The submission guidelines are the same as for the specific calls.



Lucía Jalón | twitter | www

Mateo Fernández-Muro | twitter
Joaquín Juberías | twitter

Editorial board
Covadonga Blasco
Sebastián Calero
Víctor Cano | twitter
Ana Fernando
Mateo Fernández-Muro | twitter
Pedro Hernández | twitter | www
Sofía Lens
Víctor Lledó
Natalia Matesanz | twitter | www
Ana Medina | twitter
Marta Rabazo

Graphic Design
Sofia Lens
Lucía Jalón
Ana Fernando

Other collaborators
Luis Gallego
Laurent Dietrich