Call for Projects in the Trans(ap)parencies 2013 Thematic Exhibition

Open to all Architects, designers and urban planners from central and eastern Europe

by Malcolm Clark
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Architects, designers, urban planners and landscape architects from  Central and Eastern Europe (Albania, Austria, Belarus, Bosnia Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Cyprus, Estonia, Germany, Greece, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey, Ukraine, Hungary) with one or more projects relating to the Trans(ap)parencies theme already built since 2008 in this region can participate in the open call for projects organized for the selection of the projects to be present in the Trans(ap)parencies Thematic Exhibition, by East Centric Architecture Triennale 2013.

The Trans(ap)parencies theme is a not concept but a description of a situation, more than twenty years after the re-integration of central and eastern Europe into the world system, it attempts to photograph how far the promise of transparency replacing the symmetry and equality of the previous political architecture has come.

The curatorial board will select the projects that best meet the criteria of the open call (criteria that can be found in the Selection of Projects section, in the Regulations of the open call) to be included in the Trans(ap)parencies thematic exhibition.

The inclusion of the works in a thematic exhibition will reveal the conceptual side of the projects, making them part of critical discourse/dialogue and highlighting extra-formal connections.

This thematic exhibition offers the practitioners a vision on the manner in which their works answer the needs and requests specific to the context of this region.

The selected projects will also be included in the exhibition catalogue, conceived as an independent project. The catalogue will feature the projects selected for the exhibition, along with several theoretical and critical articles that will tackle a range of issues pertaining to current architecture in the above mentioned Central and Eastern European countries.

The selected projects will be integrated in the regional architectural portal www.east-centricarch.eu, which is a reflection of the significant regional practice. It is the only regional architecture platform at present.

All projects must be submitted by 11 April 2013, at 11:59 pm, GMT+2,  at the latest.

This open call responds to the constant need to identify the most recent examples of quality architecture. Targeting both emerging offices and well-established practitioners, it is a public request which gives the opportunity to outline a complete, and thus more relevant image of the architecture built in the last 5 years in Central and Eastern Europe. This request is also open to experiment and innovation.

More details can be found at: http://www.east-centricarch.eu/triennale/open-call

the regulations can be downloaded from: http://www.east-centricarch.eu/triennale/call-for-projects.zip

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