Celebrating its 75th anniversary, the Institute of Architects of Brazil - Department of São Paulo (IABsp) has launched an unprecedented call for the selection of a curatorial proposal for the Architecture Biennale of São Paulo, to be held between September and December 2019. The proposal should formulate and justify the core program, concepts and themes that frame the Biennale.
About the International Architecture Biennale of São Paulo
The International Architectural Biennale of São Paulo is the most prominent project carried out by IABsp. Since its first edition, in 1973, it seeks to review, discuss, explore and make accessible to various audiences the issues of territorial occupation and our society. As an important cultural, social and political manifestation, Brazilian Architecture finds in the Biennale a primary stage of debate, essential for further critical development. Treating Architecture and Urbanism as a portrait of this society in physical and territorial terms, the Biennale must be the meta-portrait through which we observe and interpret the present reality and pose its current challenges.
IABsp has therefore decided to open a call for curatorial proposals so that, in a more democratic way, it is possible to understand the most pressing debates, dialogues, and critiques present today.
About the Open Call
This call will seek proposals that challenge or question the status quo of Architecture and Urbanism. Therefore, the arguments for the Biennale should take advantage of the event’s relevance and contribute to the debate on cities and the essential role that architects must render to society. As a basis for discussion, IABsp will organize a series of debates on criticism, expography and national context, with live transmission on internet. More information will be posted on IABsp website.
The application deadline is July 10th 2018 and should be made, for free, via the form available on the website. All the requested elements should be presented both in English and Portuguese.
About the Institute of Architects of Brazil
The Institute of Architects of Brazil (IAB), founded in 1921, is a non-profit organization which brings together architects and urbanists articulated in favor of the democratic and sustainable construction of cities and professional practices as a way to face social and spatial inequality in Brazil and to attend citizens' needs for quality of life, social justice, universal access to social rights, socio-economic and environmental development.