Think Space Launches Latest Competition: Culture & Society

Think Space has now launched the second competition in its MONEY cycle: Culture & Society, to be jurored by Pedro Gadanho, the Curator of Contemporary Architecture at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York.

Details about the competition - and how to participate - after the break.

Competition Brief

“Are we able to design without money as we know it? Can we envisage a practice of architecture that finds its rewards through unconventional forms of compensation? As other cultural producers, can architects be seen as initiators of communal projects for which, besides contributing the design skills and problem-solving capacities, they can also research and concoct alternative sources of funding?

In the past years, we have witnessed the emergence of experimental currencies such as the bitcoin, as well as new forms of economical exchange and trade, such as crowdfunding, social money, micropayments, or time banks, all of them based on the trust and support of a given network. Coming from the fields of design and urban transformation, can these currency experiments and moneyless service exchanges be harnessed as catalysts for change? Can they be envisaged as an integral part of new forms of practice?”

Deadline:January 31st, 2014.


  • 1st Prize - 1000 €
  • 2nd Prize - 700 €
  • 3rd Prize - 350 €

Awarded authors will also be invited to present their work at the 3rd Think Space Unconference in Lauba, House for People and Art in Zagreb (June 2014) during which an annual exhibition and award ceremony will be held.

About Think Space

Think Space is a platform for spatial experimentation and the exchange of conceptual ideas. Each of Think Space's cycles is constituted by a number of competitions and a call for papers under the annual theme determined by a guest curator. Each competition brief is formulated by a juror who is proposed by the guest curator and the organizing committee. At the end of the cycle an Unconference is held in Zagreb under the annual theme along with an exhibition and award ceremony. The Think Space program aims to bring together world renown and established figures with emerging voices (students and professionals) within the fields of architecture, landscape, design, the arts and the humanities.

Throughout this season of competitions and papers, Think Space is looking for pioneering works at the intersection of architecture, sociology, economics, programming and marketing that radically challenge the fundamental spatial, social and urban relation based on capitalism. The competitions and Call for Papers focus on (1) Territories, (2) Environment and (3) Culture & Society through MONEY lenses, as observed by architects and other visual artists and professionals.

To participate click here.

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Cite: Vanessa Quirk. "Think Space Launches Latest Competition: Culture & Society" 07 Jan 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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