Blank Space has launched "Dear Architecture" - an open competition that explores one of the most important communication tools of all time the simple letter. Designers and architects worldwide are invited to address architecture, as a concept, as a social practice, and as a community, in no more than 500 words, and with an illustration as an auxiliary tool to convey the message.
Up to $3000 in prizes will be awarded. A large selection of the best entries will be published in Blank Space’s third publication (also called “Dear Architecture”) to be published in the Winter of 2015. All entries will be reviewed by 17-person jury that includes Fernando Romero, Diana Balmori, and ArchDaily's very own David Basulto (co-founder) and Becky Quintal (executive editor). More details about the competition can be found here.
“Letterwriting is an exercise in exactitude, and a potentially disruptive activity. Historically, well worded open letters were responsible for revolutions and for the circulation of innovative, game changing ideas,” say Blank Space Founders Matthew Hoffman and Francesca Giuliani. “We are interested in applying this logic to architecture, and leverage the specific characteristics of letterwriting as a format to instigate passionate reflections on architecture's place in society, and start an open dialogue on its responsibility and mission.”