Have A Great Idea For An Urban Intervention? Apply To Canal 180's The Power of Storytelling Competition

Have A Great Idea For An Urban Intervention? Apply To Canal 180's The Power of Storytelling Competition

Don't miss this exciting opportunity from our friends at Canal 180! The entry period for a competition to design an urban intervention for the city of Abrantes in Portugal has now opened. As a member of the jury, ArchDaily will have a hand in selecting winners that will travel to Abrantes in mid-July to see their design realized during 180 Creative Camp. The deadline for application is June 8th. Check it out and enter now!

Open Call for Urban Interventions Projects is an international contest of ideas aiming to select 2 projects of temporary urban interventions for the next edition of 180 Creative Camp. The contest is looking for urban strategies and creative approaches on the public space and intends to explore the role of different artistic fields as a form of mobilizing and stimulating contemporary towns. The contest is directed to teams or individuals from different creative fields, who are expected to create ephemeral concepts and structures to encourage the appropriation of public spaces in the historical center of the town of Abrantes, Portugal, by the local community. Open Call for Urban Interventions Projects | 180 Creative Camp focuses on architectural and artistic practices that expose ideas through installations, actions, happenings and temporary urban interventions, referring to the role of the local community’s consciousness and to the use of social critique in the reinvention of the public space. The 2 selected projects will be constructed and experienced in the public space in the town of Abrantes.

- The participants can be from any country and there is no limit of age.
- The participants may be individual or teams (there is no limit of members for each team) and may be from different artistic areas.
- Persons who are related to the jury or members of the Organizing Entity cannot participate.

Information requests must be sent to e-mail address creative.camp@ostv.pt until the deadline indicated on the calendar transcribed in the last point.

The submission of the project must include one vertical A1 panel, in PDF format, and must be sent until June 8th, 2014. The project’s author must be properly identified.

The deadline to apply through the submission of the project on the website creativecamp.canal180.pt is: June 8th, 2014, 11:59PM (Portuguese time zone).

The A1 panel must be composed by:
- Descriptive and supporting text with less than 500 words in Portuguese or English, with clear information about the concept of the project and the purpose of its implementation.
- Plan view and facades on a scale of 1:50 or 1:10.
- Photos, images or renders that allow a right interpretation and disclosure of the submitted project.

2 winners will be selected among the submitted projects.
The points for the evaluation of the projects are:
Overall quality of the proposal (25%);
Suitability to the purpose of the competition (25%);
Originality (25%);
Financial viability and logistical solution (25%).

The project’s authors will be contacted by Canal180 to direct, according to the calendar, the execution and the production of the submitted project.

The Jury is composed of three members – one of the members is the president. If one of the members fails to be present or if a tie occurs, the president of the jury will have the deciding vote.
The jury’s decisions are irrevocable.

Members of the Jury:
- member of ArchDaily
- member of Canal180 (president)
- member of the Municipality of Abrantes

Prizes for the ex aequo winners are composed of a financial endowment for the execution of the submitted projects, as well as logistical support for its completion. The prize, amounting to a value of 2.500,00 euros (VAT included), corresponds to honorarium and financial stimulus to the construction of the project. Individuals or teams are allowed to use financial support outside the contest prize – from investments, sponsorships or other monetary aid raised by them – in order to achieve better results, if that is deemed necessary. Regardless of the country of origin of the contest’s winners, they will be offered participation in 180 Creative Camp, which will take place in Abrantes, from July 13-20.

May 15th - Contest opening
Up to May 25th – Information enquiries
Up to June 1st – Replies to the information enquiries
June 8th - Deadline, application and projects’ submission
June 11th - Disclosure of the winners
July 13th - Deadline for the projects’ execution

Any information or changes to the calendar will be duly announced at 180 Creative Camp’s website (creativecamp. canal180.pt), on Canal 180’s Facebook page (facebook.com/canal180) and on 180 Creative Camp’s Facebook page (facebook.com/180creativecamp).

In case of any damage or loss, OSTV,lda/Canal180 renounces any responsibility or punitive charges. The submitted projects will be in the possession of OSTV,lda/Canal180, and may be used for promotion in a manner yet to be established. This will not implicate temporary or definite concession of copyrights by the respective authors.

The complete administrative process inherent to the development of the procedure will be assured by OSTV, lda/Canal180’s team.

The situations that are not present in this regulation will be promptly resolved by the executive team of OSTV, lda/Canal 180, expressly renouncing any other entity, institution or juridical office.
14 May 2014

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Cite: Becky Quintal. "Have A Great Idea For An Urban Intervention? Apply To Canal 180's The Power of Storytelling Competition" 22 May 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/509021/have-a-great-idea-for-an-urban-intervention-apply-to-canal-180-s-the-power-of-storytelling-competition> ISSN 0719-8884

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