Tvergastein is now accepting submissions for its next issue:
Deadline: August 31, 2016
Travel. It takes us where we want to go. It connects us – both with each other and with the things we use, want and wish for.
With advancements in technology and globalization, our concept of travel has transformed. Places in the world are much closer to us than they used to be. With the click of a button we can see a far off land, or buy a ticket to visit it. We can order goods from halfway around the world and receive them in the matter of days, but we can also attend a conference in a distant place from the comfort of our own home.
At the same time environmental, social and cultural factors force us to reconsider the concept of travel. The transportation of people and goods around the world accounts for approximately one quarter of global energy consumption and 14% of global emissions.1
Can we consider reducing travel, or have we and the global system become too addicted to it? Do we limit our ability to gain greater perspectives and understanding of the world? Does travel help us to realize the need to advocate for those places far out of reach?
Tvergastein Issue 8 is now open for contributions to an interdisciplinary exploration of the forces and factors that inform the concept of travel. We look to explore the travel of people and of things, and to explore the development of travel, its necessity and the implications it creates, as well as its alternative and future possibilities.
If you are interested in contributing to this issue, please see our Contributors page for more details.