In 1973, Ettore Sottsass published on Casabella magazine a text and a series of drawings entitled The Planet as a Festival. The text described the possibility of a land where all humans are free from work and social conditioning and where there is no architecture left to design. All that is left to architects in this condition is to imagine an architecture designed by “others”.
After 43 years, Black Square and CAMPO ask a group of architects (among which Andrea Branzi, Sam Jacob, and Elia Zenghelis) to imagine and describe through a brief narrative text the architecture that could give form and place to those rituals and desires.
These scripts will become the basis for a set of narrative drawings developed during a workshop at CAMPO within which architecture students will try to give form – as Sottsass would say – spaces designed by others. For a week, we will gather in Rome, working on these translations from text to image, and exploring and documenting those places where sacred and profane rituals and ceremonies are celebrated in Rome today, from the football stadium to the Mouth of Truth, from St. Peter to the Trevi Fountain. Texts, drawings, and results of the fieldwork will be featured in a publication as well as an exhibition opening in Rome in September 2016.
- Apply at firstname.lastname@example.org before 8 July 2016 by sending a pdf document containing a cv, brief motivation letter, and 3 images of your work, making sure to include the following mandatory information: name, surname, date of birth, educational background, email address. Please send a maximum 10 MB file named “name_surname.pdf” The selected participants will be noticed before 11 July 2016.
- The workshop will be hosted in the spaces of 2A+P/A office. Participants should bring a laptop with standard software (Rhino/Cad and Adobe Suite) and, if they have one, a good quality camera.
- The workshop costs are 150€ and cover all the expenses to participate to the workshop including prints and exhibition. It is requested also to become ordinary members of CAMPO supporting it as Friend.
Download the information related to this competition here.
TitleCall for Student Contribution: Black Square & CAMPO
TypeCall for Submissions
Registration DeadlineJuly 15, 2016 02:16 PM
Submission DeadlineJuly 08, 2016 02:16 PM