Submission: May 15, 2014
Registration: May 15, 2014
Location: New York, USA
Prizes: 10 Prizes of $ 500 each
Type: Open competition for architects and architecture students in one stage.
Theatrum Mundi, in partnership with the AIA New York, launches a ‘Designing for Free Speech’ challenge that centers around designing spaces in New York City that stimulate the rights enshrined in the First Amendment.
Applicants will be asked to submit design proposals that propose architectural or performative designs (temporary or permanent) that transform spaces in New York City into places for public “demonstration.” This challenge is less about finding the ideal places for free expression than it is about re-imagining and idealizing existing spaces that have the potential for animating the public, especially spaces that are not traditionally considered in this frame.
This challenge will be a one-step open call with no submission fee.
The online applications will consist of three highly restrictive elements, to both promote ease of comparison and allow teams to create proposals in relatively short spans of time.