The Pluralist is the RCA’s newspaper featuring articles, reviews, poetry and short stories, as well as visual and experimental content, submitted by RCA students and alumni. Established in 2017 by CAP Aluma Rachel Yalisove, the format of The Pluralist changes every year, with new editors putting their own spin on the publication.
The themes of the Pluralist vary, ranging from the dynamics of the art and design world, to current global events and marginalized voices. Watch out for the open calls advertised on campuses, our website and in the SU Newsletter. Subscribe to the mailing list, and send your submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org
SO NEAR AND YET SO FAR
This issue, opening with the catchphrase So near and yet so far, presents essays, confessions, letters and visuals that reflect ideas on Proximity.
IF WISHES WERE HORSES
We are looking for critical essays / confessions / poems / manifestos / visual stories / sounds / anything in between.
Keywords: Possible narratives - Prospects - Readaptation - Wishfulness
Catchphrase: “if wishes were horses”
The new open call for The Pluralist departs from the old Scottish proverb “If wishes were horses, beggars would ride”, which implies that wishing alone is (not) enough to make things happen. We suggest a playful take on this phrase, inviting our contributors to reflect on wishful thinking. Is wishing sometimes more important than action itself? If the previous issue revolved around social distancing and the ways in which it affected us personally and collectively, this one aims to focus on mechanisms for dealing with and adapting to these shifting landscapes. How do we redefine ourselves under these new circumstances? Are old narratives still plausible?
If you’d like to get in touch or have any suggestions for us, do not hesitate to email us at email@example.com
Deadline: Friday, 29th January