Urban Action 2010 Competition

Type: open, 1-stage

Language: English

Eligibility: architects and designers

Registration fee: none

Accepted proposals will receive an initial, need-based research and planning fee of up to $2,000.

30 August, 2009 – first deadline for submissions
30 September, 2009 – second deadline for submissions (for projects that require extra time)

Jury: To be announced

Design Challenge:
Urban Action 2010 focuses on the tension between the temporary and the permanent, between the planned and the experienced. The Biennale examines the occasionally tense relationships between the city’s attempt to create order through long-term plans, and the everyday chaos that is the product of that process. Our goal is to encourage spaces and situations that function from within the state of a given temporality, drawing energy from this very flexibility.

The Biennale will examine whether it’s possible to encourage urban situations that use temporality and change as their raw materials. The Biennale asks whether the state of temporality can become a statutory classification. Urban actions will strive to change patterns and attitudes, promoting partnership of the residents with the city. The Biennale also redefines relationships between residents, planners, stakeholders and the municipality. Urban Action 2010 encourages projects that investigate and innovate the use of urban space.

Submission Requirements:
Proposals should include an abstract of the project concept (maximum one A4 page) and brief bios of each team member. Optional visual material may be included in either JPG or PDF format.

For more information, go to: http://opencall2010.biennale-batyam.org/index.asp