Think Space – Geopolitical Borders Now Open
The Zagreb Society of Architects is launching the second of four architectural competitions for this year’s Think Space cycle. For this year’s annual cycle, the main theme connecting all four competitions isBorders.
In order to establish the inquiry of space as projection, but also as denunciation and identification of local conditions within a global context, Mrs Eva Franch i Gilabert – programme's Guest Curator and Director of Storefront for Art and Architecture in New York – proposes to go back to the conceptual space for the establishment of difference: the Border.
Devised by Teddy Cruz, Gvatemalan born architect and director of San Diego–based practice estudio teddy cruz, whose work emerges out of research-framework conceptualized in The Political Equator, the second competition challenges architects and designers to re-think -The New Global Border – by exposing conflict of border regions as operational tool to re-imagine new models of possible coexistences.
''This competition calls for critical observations of border regions as laboratories from which to imagine new paradigms of urbanization and democratization. These critical thresholds amplify the politics of migration and citizenship, labor and surveillance, the tensions between sprawl and density, formal and informal urbanisms, wealth and poverty and the collisions between natural systems and political jurisdiction, exposing conflict as operational tool to re-think artistic practices.''
Submission deadline is on April 26th, 2011(Tue), 23:59, Central European Time.
Results will be published on the official Think Space website on May 10th, 2011(Tue).
Entrance fee of 220 HRK / 30 EUR is required till April 12th, 2011.
From April 13th till April 26th entrance fee will be 330 HRK / 45 EUR.
Feel invited to explore the borders of architectural thought and join at www.think–space.org/competitions You can also follow us on Facebook
The winners of the first competition in this year’s annual cycle devised by Shohei Shigematsu are Jesse Honsa (Switzerland) and Gregory Mahoney (SAD) with their project “Demotown: A Retroactive Arcology for Detroit” Take a look at award winning works, and read the juror's comments in our gallery http://www.think–space.org/gallery/ .