Professionals and students in architecture and related fields are eligible to participate in Think Space’s 2013/2014 MONEY cycle. Think Spaces promotes and welcomes interdisciplinary approaches and whoever feels capable of submitting the entry that complies with the competition requirements is eligible to apply.
Alain Pilote wrote on an article published in 1994 that reality – the environment – is sacrificed for the symbol – money. And what about all the artificial needs created for the sole purpose of keeping people employed? What about all the paper work and red tape that requires the need for a lot of people, packed in office buildings? What about goods manufactured in order to last as short as possible, in the aim of selling more of them? All that leads to the useless waste and destruction of the natural environment.
Searching alternatives to the ongoing capitalist system, it’s impossible no to think on how it leads and affects environmental issues. Oil energy, water and waste are conducted by economical forces beyond its geopolitical, social, economic and infrastructural implications. The cycle of extraction, production and recycling has demonstrated to be a failed system and some of the worst environmental disasters in the past years are related with industrial models and the micro-politics of economic power. At this point and with the access to information and digital tools, the response to environmental issues have reached the masses to enable new models, ideas and innovative proposals. Thus, it’s worth to think which can be the architectural response to the emerging conditions presented by climate-changed terrains?
Registration is free of charge, and only possible through the official competition website here. It serves to indicate your interest in this competition and allows you to login. Upon the registration proceedure and logging in, you will be at liberty to enter the submission procedure. For more information, please visit think-space.org.
Launch: 28 February 2014
Submission Deadline: 10 April 2014
Results Announcement: 6 May 2014
Early Bird Fee: 375 HRK/50 EUR (from 28 February 2014 to 28 March 2014)
Late Bird Fee: 565 HRK/75 EUR (from 29 March to 10 April 2014)
Package Fee: 1125 HRK/150 EUR (competition + Unconference)