Notes on Metamodernism was initiated by the Dutch cultural theorists Timotheus Vermeulen and Robin van den Akker in May 2009. The webzine is part of an ongoing research project documenting developments in aesthetics and culture that can no longer be explained in terms of the postmodern, but should be conceived of by another critical discourse; one that we have come to call metamodernism. Here we post our thoughts on trends and tendencies in current affairs (ranging from global economics to biopolitics), network culture, contemporary architecture, design, fashion, art, music, literature, theatre, performance, photography, film and television. Our research has also spawned numerous academic articles, symposia and exhibitions, with two books due to be published in 2013.
Notes on Metamodernism aims to bring together scholars and critics from across the world and from a great variety of disciplines. At the moment, the webzine features contributions by over 25 authors. Most of our contributors are academics, but we also publish the writing of critics, curators, artists and students. If you are interested in contributing, contact us via the contact page. You may also contact us via Facebook at facebook.com/metamodernism or Twitter at twitter.com/metamodernism. We accept entries for review between 200 and 2000 words. Before sending in work, remember that the webzine is not a manifesto so much as a place for critical exchange. Entries may be objective or subjective, celebratory or condemning, as long as they are the result of critical reasoning. Please note that we are a non-profit organisation and unfortunately cannot pay our contributors.