Folly 2013

Sponsor: The Architectural League and Socrates Sculpture Park, New York

Type: open, one-stage

Eligibility: architects and designers (full-time matriculated students excluded)

Fee: none

Site: Socrates Sculpture Park

Awards: Winner will receive $5,000 to realize the project

(The recipient will also have full access to the studio space and fabrication resources of Socrates Sculpture Park from March to May 2013 (click here for the equipment list). The finished project will go on view in Socrates Sculpture Park beginning in June 2013.)


Monday, 7 January 2013


• Michael Arad
• Orly Genger
• John Hatfield
• Granger Moorhead
• Billie Tsien

Design challenge:

Socrates Sculpture Park and the Architectural League invite emerging architects and designers to apply for the opportunity to build and exhibit a full-scale project around the theme of an architectural folly. This residency was established to explore the intersections between architecture and sculpture and the increasing overlaps in references, concepts, and techniques between the two disciplines.

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