Monday, January 24, 2011

It's Different Competition

Call for Entries
The Architectural League Prize for Young Architects + Designers
ALP11-Main
The annual Architectural Legal Prize competition calls for young architects and designers are invited to submit projects of all types, either theoretical or real and executed in any medium. The jury will select work for presentation in public for a, an on-line installation, podcasts, and in an exhibition in late spring 2011. Winners will receive a $1,000 cash prize, as well as an additional stipend for travel and exhibit installation. The winner's work will be published in a catalogue by the Architectural League and Princeton Architectural Press. The Architectural League Prize is an annual competition, series of lectures, and exhibition organized by the Architectural League and its Young Architects & Designers Committee. The Prize has been established to recognize high quality work and to encourage the exchange of ideas among young people.
Every generation thinks it is special, new, and different—and ours is no exception. What perhaps may make the claim stronger for the current generation are the circumstances: global networking and integration, and global economic and security crises; environmental activism and environmental catastrophe; virtual revolution and physical stagnation. Against these challenges and in light of the fundamental ruptures of the Great Recession, the committee posits that the future will operate on a wholly different paradigm. This difference will require architects and the discipline to practice architecture and design without preconceptions and assumptions, rethinking how designers engage constructively with our cities, our environments, and our societies. Not content to wait for the hoped-for return of economic conditions favorable to conventional ideas about architectural practice, architects must ask: What is the new role of the designer?
The Call for Entries addresses the state of architecture as a reflection of our world: it’s different now. The committee seeks projects and design approaches that provide new strategies to address existing or entrenched problems, proactive definitions of practice, and a rethinking of the design discipline in relation to new economic, political, social, and cultural paradigms. Things are, after all, different out there.

Share your passion and creativity with others for the opportunity to not only win a cash prize, but to meet like-minded individuals and promote your ideas!

Entry fee of $25. Submissions due February 11, 2011.
For complete details: http://archleague.org/2011/02/call-for-entries-its-different/

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