We publish two thematic collections of texts a year, each comprising several individual contributions. The aim of each contribution is to introduce one central argument or a piece of analysis, and illustrate it with an ethnographic vignette, photographs, drawings, video clips and the like. The texts are meant to be short – around 1500 words each. In addition to texts, we welcome multisensory contributions combining word, image, and sound.

The intention of Roadsides is to create a graphically pleasing and, format-wise, lighter forum for exchange than a typical academic journal. Each collection on the website represents an addition to a gradually developing debate in both textual and visual form. The calls for contributions to thematic collections are published on the website twice a year.