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BRACKET [takes action] call for submissions

Category: convocatorias+news+⚐ EN

Brackets [Takes action]

According to their own description, Bracket is an annual publication documenting issues overlooked yet central to our cultural milieu that have evolved out of the new disciplinary territory at the intersection of architecture, environment, and digital culture. Bracket is a project developed by InfraNet Lab, published by Actar to examine both design and theoretical positions centered on a particular theme.

The fourth issue, Bracket [Takes Action], will examine the ability of design to incite socio-political / socio-cultural action.

An extract from the call:

Bracket [takes action] asks: What are the collective projects in the public realm to act on?

How have recent design projects incited political or social action? How can design catalyze a public, as well as forums for that public to act? What is the role of spatial practice to instigate or resist public actions? Bracket 4 provokes spatial practice’s potential to incite and respond to action today.

The fourth edition of Bracket invites design work and papers that offer contemporary models of spatial design that are conscious of their public intent and actively engaged in socio-political conditions. It is encouraged, although not mandatory, that submissions documenting projects be realized. Positional papers should be projective and speculative or revelatory, if historical. Suggested subthemes include:

Participatory ACTION – interactive, crowd-sourced, scripted
Disputed PUBLICS – inconsistent, erratic, agonized
Deviant ACTION – subversive, loopholes, reactive
Distributed PUBLICS– broadcasted, networked, diffused
Occupy ACTION– defiant, resistant, upheaval
Mob PUBLICS – temporary, forceful, performative
Market ACTION– abandoning, asserting, selecting

Submission deadline: February 28, 2014 (10pm EST)
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Convocatoria de proyectos para el festival eme3_2013 en Barcelona

Category: arquitectura+convocatorias+creatividad+⚐ ES

eme3 - call for projects

Se abre la convocatoria para presentar proyectos al festival internacional de arquitectura eme3.

Eme3 se consolida como foro para descubrir, entender y compartir nuevas formas de arquitectura y urbanismo fuertemente vinculadas a las realidades de la sociedad actual. El festival reúne anualmente a los nuevos productores de arquitecturas emergentes, ofrece espacios de experimentación y debate y expone propuestas de vanguardia.

La 8ª edición del festival eme3 se celebrará en la Fabra i Coats de Barcelona del 27 al 30 de junio, bajo el lema “TOPIAS”, utopías realizables. Eme3 convoca a arquitectos, urbanistas, diseñadores y artistas a presentar proyectos innovadores, poco convencionales, que escapen a las tendencias comunes en la construcción y la planificación urbana.

Eme3 pone sobre la mesa de juego algunos ámbitos de reflexión (nuevos usos del espacio público, la vivienda en situaciones de crisis, el espacio de trabajo en evolución) y dos comodines: los espacios vacíos de la fabrica de creación Fabra i Coats, y el barrio de Sant Andreu donde está situada. Para ello, se proponen 2 modalidades:

SHARE-IT: se trata de presentar tanto proyectos realizados como en proceso de realización, en formato de plafón, prototipo, vídeos, web y aplicaciones interactivas u cualquier otro formato volumétrico que pueda caber en 2x2x2m y venga producido e instalado por el participante. También se aceptan propuestas en formato de Workshops y acciones.

BUILD-IT: se abre una llamada a propuestas de utilización del patio del Fabra i Coats (ver anexo (pdf)), llamado Eme3_Plaza. El objetivo principal es la creación de un espacio, como activador urbano, que sirva de contenedor para diferentes actividades culturales durante el verano. Se organizará una programación cultural (durante el festival y en Julio) que se definirá con los usuarios de eme3_plaza (vecinos, asociaciones, colectivos, etc).

La participación a los premios es gratuita. Gracias al mecenazgo de la Fundación Jesús Serra, los mejores proyectos serán premiados, documentados en el catálogo de eme3 2013 y expuestos al público durante un mes.

Calendario :

19 de abril: cierre de la llamada a proyectos
26 de abril: confirmación de los seleccionados
26 de junio: inauguración del festival

Más información:

Convocatoria completa en eme3.org
Sobre el tema “TOPÍAS”

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Se busca “arquitecto catalizador” | “catalyst architect” wanted

Category: convocatorias+ecosistema urbano+eu:calls+⚐ EN+⚐ ES

Explosion 1965-6 by Roy Lichtenstein 1923-1997

Explosion 1965-6 Roy Lichtenstein 1923-1997- Museum of Modern Art, New York 1976

[ES] Ecosistema Urbano lleva varios años trabajando principalmente para instituciones y administraciones en el extranjero (Noruega, Italia, Dinamarca, Francia…), de manera independiente o en colaboración con otras oficinas. A medida que conocemos más otros países y trabajamos con otros equipos, nos damos cuenta de que todavía nos quedan por explorar muchas posibilidades profesionales, lo que requiere una dedicación intensa en tareas de prospección, establecimiento de contactos y comunicación.

Por este motivo, buscamos una persona de acción, creativa y con iniciativa que se quiera incorporar a nuestro equipo (a tiempo completo) y contribuir a la creación y desarrollo de nuevas oportunidades.
Por la naturaleza del trabajo es imprescindible tener habilidades de comunicación y un dominio del inglés hablado y escrito a nivel profesional. También es valorable tener cierta experiencia internacional, habiendo estudiado o trabajado fuera de España.

Algunas características del perfil que estamos buscando:

Arquitecto/a o profesional próximo al mundo de la arquitectura / urbanismo / paisajismo con formación en españa o en el extranjero
Inglés/español: Imprescindible gran dominio hablado y escrito
Habilidades de comunicación, facilidad y afición por la escritura en distintos idiomas
Diseño gráfico y familiaridad con herramientas digitales en general
Soltura en rastreo de webs y bases de datos online
Persona activa y creativa
Preferible experiencia internacional previa (académica o profesional)

Si estáis interesados enviadnos (antes del 20 de marzo) un breve mensaje de interés (el mismo texto del correo) y muestras de vuestro trabajo+experiencia mediante enlaces (Dropbox, Scribd, Wetransfer, web…). Por favor, evitad los archivos adjuntos o carpetas compartidas, sólo un link de descarga al final del mensaje.

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Diagrama de proyectos de Ecosistema Urbano

Diagrama de proyectos de Ecosistema Urbano

[EN] Over the last few years, Ecosistema Urbano has been mainly working for foreign public and private institutions (in Norway, Italy, Denmark, France, …), either independently or in collaboration with other offices. The more we get to know other countries and work with different teams, the more we realize that we still have many professional possibilities to explore. This requires an intense dedication to prospecting, networking and communication tasks.

For this reason, we are currently searching for an active, creative and resourceful person who wants to join our team (full time), contributing to the creation and development of new opportunities.
Because of the nature of the work, good communication skills and mastery of written and spoken English at a professional level are a must. It is also valuable to have some international experience, having studied or worked outside Spain.

Some hints on the profile we are looking for:

Architect or professional familiar with the world of architecture / urban design / landscape, educated in Spain or abroad
English / Spanish: spoken and written (professional level)
Communication and writing skills, as well as enjoying writing in different languages
Graphic design skills and familiarity with digital tools in general
Familiar with web and online database research
Active and creative person
Highly appreciated international experience (academic or professional)

If you are interested please send (before March 20th) a brief text expressing your interest (the very same text of the email) and samples of your work + experience through links (Dropbox, Scribd, Wetransfer, web…). Please, avoid attachments or shared folders, just a link included at the end of the email will be perfect!

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Low Budget Urbanity: frugal practices transforming the city | Call for papers

Category: #followresearch+convocatorias+sustainability+urbanism+⚐ EN

The trans-disciplinary research initiative “Low-Budget Urbanity. Frugal Practices Transforming the City” invites PhD and post-doctoral researchers to their first Early Career Laboratory from March 25th to 28th 2013 at HafenCity University in Hamburg.

Low Budget Urbanity - visit website

Low-Budget Urbanity is a research programme that explores contemporary urban phenomena such as ridesharing and online hospitality networks, water-saving infrastructures and DIY-practices of house owners, and second-hand consumer cooperatives as saving practices that transform the urban setting. These self-organized saving practices all involve “complex encounters, connections and mixtures of diverse hybrid networks of humans and animals, objects and information, commodities and waste“ (Sheller and Urry 2006:2).

Public budgets are slashed, many cities are burdened with near-paralysing debt, and for private households, too, saving money often is less a virtue than the order of the day. As a search term of an exploratory and multidisciplinary research project, “low-budget urbanity” provides a relational perspective on those seemingly disparate austerity phenomena. The research focuses on the question of how these phenomena are transforming cities.

What is new is not that saving money constitutes a principle of individual practices (rationalized building, economic or political action, individual budget planning, etc.), but that the austerity imperative for the assemblage, i.e. the confluence and interaction of these principles has become a force that shapes and defines cities.

Next you can find a call for papers that many of you may find interesting, with the topic “What is the value of saving costs? The urban economics and politics of everyday saving practices”.

CfP EarlyCareerLab LBU

More info:

Official website: low-budget-urbanity.de
Research group funding programme

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Becas IAAC 2012-2013

Category: architecture+creativity+new technologies+news+urbanism+⚐ EN

IAAC scholarships

 

More information:

www.iaac.net
www.iaacblog.com
www.fablabbcn.org

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Looking for a Norwegian young architect

Category: ecosistema urbano+eu:calls+⚐ EN

Ecosistema Urbano is looking for a Norwegian young architect for a position at our office in Madrid. The main task will be collaborating on the project Hamar-onethousandsquare, from June 2011 till May 2012.

If you are interested, please contact info@ecosistemaurbano for further details.

More info about the project:
http://onethousandsquare.org/
More info about ecosistema urbano:
http://ecosistemaurbano.com/
http://ecosistemaurbano.org/
twitter: @ecosistema

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ANCB Re-act Lab Research Workshop

Category: architecture+⚐ EN

ANCB Re-act Lab Research Workshop
Call for Participants: São Paulo Architecture Experiment

informal realities shaping futures – mobility, housing and micro infrastructures

initiated with Elisabete França and the Secretaria Municipal de Habitação of the city of São Paulo (Sehab), S.L.U.M. Lab Columbia University and ANCB

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Interactivos?’10: Neighborhood Science Call for Projects and Papers

Category: events+new technologies+⚐ EN


Deadline: April 19, 2010
Dates of the event: June 7 – 23, 2010
With the participation of Platoniq, Douglas Repetto, and the working group formed by Andrés Burbano, Alejandro Araque, Alejandro Duque, and Alejandro Tamayo.
Interactivos?’10 is a workshop which develops projects gathering and putting into action collaboration and local urban knowledge networks using free software and hardware technologies and  “Do It Yourself” (DIY) and “Do It With Others”(DIWO) methods.

web:
http://medialab-prado.es

(fuente foto: www.youcoop.org)

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[bracket]: call for entries

Category: architecture+internet+urbanism+⚐ EN

bracket
[bracket]
is a collaboration of Archinect and InfraNet Lab, and is composed of a collection of diverse editors and an open-source contributing membership.

[bracket] is an annual publication documenting issues overlooked yet central to our cultural milieu that have evolved out of the new disciplinary territory at the intersection of architecture, landscape, urbanism and, now, the internet. It is no coincidence that the professional term architect can also now refer to information architects, and that the word community can also now refer to an online community. [bracket] is a publishing platform for ideas charting the complex overlap of the sphere of architecture and online social spheres.

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BIENNAL D’EIVISSA: call for works

Category: art+events+⚐ EN

the museu d’art contemporani d’eivissa and the biennial committee are organizing the 20 biennal d’eivissa, which shall open in autumn 2008 in the museu d’art contemporani d’eivissa and which shall governed by the following rules:

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Call for Projects Interactivos? Lima'08: Magic and Technology

Category: new technologies+⚐ EN

Selection of a maximum of 10 projects to be collaboratively developed.
Through a program of reflection, research and production, the use of open hardware and software tools in a collective and interdisciplinary manner will be explored, in order to create technological prototypes with success in the Media from different perspectives: playful, creative and critical.