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Shift is a publication for conversation between disciplines. The publication is a platform for critically engaged practices that experiment with academic or journalistic methods of inquiry. It is our belief that a critical text can take many forms, and Shift provides a space for these forms to be explored. Shift employs both print and digital publication strategies, finding value in concrete materials as well as widely accessible content.

Curated in an effort to foster productive dialogue, the publication operates as an archive of (and arena for) informed, creative voices. Begun in 2007 and now seven issues strong, the Shift series is recognized as testament to the vitality of the OCAD U community.

Call for Submissions

Shift is now open for Issue #8 and is looking for submissions that balance thoughtful research with personal voice. There are no restrictions on focus or format. We accept writing, art and its documentation, video, audio, and anything else you might think of. All we ask is that contributors keep it critical.

Submissions are accepted on an ongoing basis. Write to submissions@ocadustudentpress.com with inquiries, proposals and/or finished projects and we will get back to you soon.