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Call for paper art Outdoor Lucca Biennale 2021

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LUBICA - Lucca Biennale Cartasia is the world's biggest art event dedicated to paper art. The Biennale takes place every two years, in 2022 it will be held from the 31st of July until September the 25th. The Biennale is looking for emerging and affirmed artists to work in Lucca, Tuscany, during an artistic residency in July 2022. This call for entries aims to select artworks that involve the use of paper and its by-products to show how versatile this material is: artists that work with cardboard and paper are encouraged to participate in the contest with a challenging and innovative project for a monumental sculpture. The selected artworks will be exhibited in the most popular squares of the city during the event and will  then become part of the Biennale's permanent exhibition.

"The White Page" is the theme of the XI edition

 "White page" has a double-sided message: could represent endless opportunities and at the same time the anxiety of it all, the possibility of a brighter future and a leap of faith into the unknown, a white page is a bridge between the past and the future. 

 

The deadline for submitting projects for the Outdoor section is set for October 31st, 2021.

Deadline: 
10/31/2021

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20,oo €
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jumpthegap® Roca International Design Competition

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jumpthegap®, Roca’s international design competition, has always had a forward-looking approach, seeking to promote the creativity and talent of students and professionals to devise creative, innovative and radical products through a multidisciplinary and intercultural vision.

However, the concept of the future has now changed. We are currently facing different challenges as individuals and as a society. Some of them are unexpected, such as those caused by the pandemic. Others are of growing and vital importance, such as preserving the planet we live on, supporting its diversity, or fighting poverty and hunger…

jumpthegap® has also evolved to adapt and promote actions and proposals that respond more directly to these challenges, searching for ideas and solutions for today, with a truly social, inclusive and sustainable approach. Not only because climate change and the global pandemic will transversely affect the entire planet, but because there are other major challenges that society will have to face in the next few years, which are contained in the 2030 agenda proposed by the United Nations.

jumpthegap® is committed to supporting new generations of designers and architects, and offers them an international platform to develop and showcase their talent. Now, more than ever, we believe that this talent can show real, innovative solutions to share with society and allow us to build a better future.

umpthegap®aims to be one of the major agents proposing solutions to the challenges included in the 2030 agenda, thanks to the participation of professionals from the architecture and design sectors in the competition.

For this reason, the 2021 edition will not end with the awards ceremony, but will continue during 2022 with panel discussions and analyses, as its ideas and solutions provide inspiration for some of the challenges facing our planet and our society.

The bathroom, in the broadest sense, becomes the centralizing space for different human uses and needs, both physical and emotional, which define us and position us in the world.

In this sense, we ask participants to design a product or service that:

responds to any of the topics listed in the categories below, providing enough added value when compared with existing solutions

relies on currently available materials and technologies

is aligned with one or more Sustainable Development Goals included in the 2030 agenda

Prize summary: 
17000 euros
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There are 4 prizes of 2.000€ for the winner of each category.

There are 8 prizes of 500€ for the 1st and 2nd runner up of each category.

There is 1 prize of 5.000€ for the best of the best project, selected from the winners of each of the 4 categories

Deadline: 
06/03/2021

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Bivouac

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What tools could enable us to develop new paradigms to respond to the social, political, economic or ecological changes awaiting our cities? How can we do this in a context of depletion of natural resources, climate change or social and demographic fractures? New balances between individual needs, social projects and available resources must be imagined. BIVOUAC wishes to reflect on the diversity of these energies which seek to question current rules and habits, to find innovative ideas that will emerge from this troubled period.

Scheduled from June 4 to 27, 2021, BIVOUAC will offer the public the opportunity to immerse themselves in the 50,000 m2 of La Rasude in Lausanne to discover works created on site, in dialogue with the place. The call for projects is open until January 31, 2021 and is addressed to all artists, architects and anyone working on urban issues.

Visits to the Rasude site are organized on December 10, 15 and 22 at 2 and 4 pm and on January 12 and 14 at 10 am. 

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01/31/2021

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Think Nonument! Together

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Architects! Artists! Researchers! Art Historians! Activists! Writers! Photographers!

For the last two years, the Nonument Group has researched and intervened into the changed circumstances of twentieth-century architecture and monuments. We defined nonuments as twentieth-century architecture, monuments, public spaces and infrastructural projects that have lost or undergone a shift in symbolic meaning as a consequence of political and social changes. We unveiled a wealth of stories from the past, physical remains and intangible traces, as well as many absurdities of the present, unseen ideological forces and newly formed fascinations.

The neologism Nonument denotes negation; but there are as many ways to negate an existing structure as there are possible affirmations of it. Sometimes both can be present at the same time, for example in a case of a botched renovation project or a misguided fetishization of a ruin. But a fact remains that our cultural bias is leaning toward the affirmative action: predominantly we research what is built, what is articulated and what is planned. However, we lack the resources and concepts to reveal the same vividness in the negation: of what was abandoned, discarded, destroyed or recontextualised.

First two years of The Nonument project were an attempt to breach this bias. We have opened a field of inquiry that doesn’t only observe and depict decaying architecture (there is an abundance of such websites and projects around) but also critically engages with the past and the present of these objects and the stories that lurk behind. In a way, a nonument is always more about the now than it is about the past. We want to address commodification, fetishization and destruction of memory, public spaces and buildings, as much as we want to engage with their histories. But now, it is time to reflect and regroup. And, above all, to ask others what they think. We want to offer an opportunity to publish reflections and interventions on nonuments and spatial negations that might have escaped our radar or that can enrich and change our initial concepts and queries. Such questions might include but are not limited to:

When have the buildings of the past became consummerable and when have they become unwanted?

How to react on fetishization of ruins and decay?

Is it possible to meaningfully intervene into nonuments at all?

How to deal with the plurality and even conflicts of different memories?

How does the relation between materiality, politics and economics manifest in nonuments?

How does the nonument you know intimately change the perception of nonuments as a whole?

 

We welcome a wide range of contributions:

- In-depth research papers (2.500-5.000 words) that will be considered for our annual Nonument symposium

- Opinion articles (500-1.000 words) which will be published online, with a honorarium of 80-150 eur

- Recommendations for publishing new nonuments and case studies

We are looking forward to think Nonument! with you.

Nonument Group

Photo: Marcel Gautherot: Brasília, 1959

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No prizes.

Deadline: 
05/15/2020

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BIVOUAC

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In the centre of Lausanne (Switzerland), the forthcoming transformation of the 50’000 m2 of La Rasude site is the occasion for an ambitious artistic project, LABOR, conceived as an ephemeral urban laboratory. Planned over 4 years, LABOR will bring together artists, architects, universities, the population and experts to reflect on the current and future challenges facing cities. In 2020, the BIVOUAC exhibition proposes a first artistic immersion in the hitherto closed spaces of La Rasude by presenting ephemeral works created specifically for the site. On this occasion, LABOR launches an international call for projects addressed to artists, architects and urban planners as well as to anyone professionally concerned by the development and the fabrication of urban space.

Apply to the open call until 1st May 2020. 

Deadline: 
05/01/2020

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None
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All Is Leaf: Spring 2020 Programs - Earthships and Geodesic Domes

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All Is Leaf: 2020 

Roaming Art and Ecology Residencies

Meet All Is Leaf… A roaming residency program featuring art retreats in novel spaces dedicated to fostering socio-ecological consciousness within the creative practice through deep, meaningful engagement with the earth and others.  

Found among the notes of the poet Johann Wolfgang Goethe is the claim:

“Everything is leaf.”

Through his fascination with plants and an in depth examination of their totality, noting the “morphology” of the natural world, he concluded that every part of a plant is leaf.  On nature, Goethe wrote, “We live within her, yet are foreign to her. Conversing with us endlessly, she never divulges her secret… Nature is even the unnatural. Those who cannot see her everywhere do not see her clearly anywhere.” 

 

All Is Leaf is now accepting submissions for two upcoming programs: 

The Phoenix Earthship Residency from April 11-17, 2020 

Geodesic Dome Residency from April 27 - May 3, 2020

 

All creative beings seeking dedicated time to contemplate land and earth and who desire participation in sustainable creative acts to change the world are encouraged to apply. If your work advocates awareness, innovation, or revolution towards a better relationship with our earth and each other, we want to hear from you.  Stay in a 5300 square foot earthen complex while making art and interacting with the beautiful New Mexico landscape, flora, and fauna.  Experience the unique vibrational frequency of a Geodesic Dome centered directly in the Mt. Hood National Forest, a dormant volcano capped by glaciers and covered in acres of old growth forest.  These are one-time residency experiences, as All Is Leaf is a nomadic program looking to introduce artists to new ways of making and thinking concerning astute environmental consciousness.  

The Phoenix is an Earthship.

An Earthship is a brand of passive solar earth shelter that is made of both natural and upcycled materials such as earth-packed tires, pioneered by architect Michael Reynolds. The Phoenix Earthship is a 5300 square foot earthen complex, a work of sustainable art and an ongoing experiment in sustainable design which was featured in 2014 as one of Lonely Planet’s Top Ten Eco-Stays.  The Earthship is located in the Greater World Community, the world's only Earthship subdivision. Started in 1994, this Earthship subdivision is the only official off-grid subdivision in the world and encompasses 630 acres of rolling sage-covered mesa with a deep gorge and beautiful views of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. Guests have access to the Earthship Visitors Center free of charge to learn all about Earthships. 

Spaceship Earth: The Geodesic Dome.

A Geodesic Dome is a hemispherical structure based on a geodesic polyhedron made up of triangular elements which are structurally rigid and distribute the structural stress throughout the structure.   Geodesic domes promote more efficient air circulation and keep temperatures even throughout the structure making them two to four times more energy-efficient than traditional homes. Since light refracts and stays inside the dome, these structures are able to take full advantage of solar gain, which reduces the need for artificial lighting.  They are the only man-made structure that gets proportionally stronger as it increases in size. It is also lighter, more structurally sound and requires fewer materials. This particular Geodesic Dome is located in Mt. Hood National Forest in a secluded creekside setting. 

This residency includes:

7 days, 6 nights in The Phoenix Earthship or the Geodesic Dome

Access to the entire property and surrounding grounds for contemplation and creation of work

Meals and snacks for the duration of the residency

Application assistance for grants, residencies, jobs, etc

Transportation to local excursions (airport pickup/dropoff available upon request for a small fee)

Optional participation in reading groups and discussions regarding art and ecology

Apply as an individual artist or collaborative group.  Applications Due March 1, 2020.  

Artists notified by March 11, 2020.

Please submit the following materials here:

Artist Statement

Resume/CV

5 images or 3 writing samples or 3 video or audio samples of your work.

$10 Application fee 

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Transportation to Residency

Materials during residency

 

Your host…

Stacy Scibelli is an artist and designer originally from New York. Having served as faculty for several academic institutions, including Rutgers University, SUNY, and Parsons: The New School, and as visiting artist at Olin College and RISD, she has worked extensively advising students along their creative pathway and has years of experience generating creativity and accessing the flow state. Stacy’s experience with curricular development and program coordination, as well as having the honor of participating as an Artist in Residence at Mass MOCA, Otis College of Art in Los Angeles, the Boston Center for the Arts, and Intercultural Odysseys in Costa Rica, has generated a vested interest in communal art making and residency programming. Additionally, as an original founding member of The Shirey in Brooklyn, Stacy has cultivated a passion for collective art spaces and the connections made through sharing the sacred space of intentional making and meaningful work.  Stacy travels with students internationally regularly, facilitating service learning through institutions and companies such as Rustic Pathways, sharing her passion for exploration and learning through positive action and responsible education.  She is a recipient of a Mass MOCA Assets for Artists grant, a Franklin Furnace Grant, and a project grant from Possible Futures in Atlanta GA.  Stacy has exhibited at Field Projects, Proof Gallery, Present Company, and The Parlour Bushwick in Brooklyn, the Danforth Art Museum, and the Torrance Art Museum in Los Angeles, in addition to performing at Dixon Place, the Slipper Room, and various other venues.  Stacy was recently Artist in Residence at Arts, Letters, and Numbers (http://www.artslettersandnumbers.com/) in Averill Park NY and at the Vermont Studio Center (https://vermontstudiocenter.org/), and is participating in the Labor Residency at the Santa Fe Art Institute in 2020 (https://sfai.org/labor-residency/labor-artists/). 

During the residency, Stacy will be available for dialogue and assistance on the art making process and concept development, as well as application consultation.  Stacy will be preparing the meals and arranging all of the excursions, which are totally optional but also open to suggestion and collaboration. 

Please take note: there are no dedicated art facilities at the All Is Leaf spaces.  This residency is best suited for small works, contemplation, performance, documentation, research, and writing.  You are free to utilize the entire space and the surrounding grounds, but no alterations can be made to the property.  The mission of All Is Leaf is to facilitate access to unique and novel environments that impact the creative process.

Deadline: 
03/01/2020
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