Future Cities Visual

3 projects receive a special mention from selectors during exhibition in Venice, Italy, 13th Architecture Biennial.

- Municipal Housing Secretariat of Sao Paulo, Brasil with ‘Catinho do Céu Complex’ 

- Ateliermob with ‘Working with the 99 per cent’

- Interazioni Urbane with ‘Fil Rouge_urban project’


Exhibition opening hours:

27 August - 10am to 9pm (inauguration 6pm).

28 August to 1 September - 10am to 5pm.
Magazzino Gardini (part of Magazzini del Sale), Punta della Dogana, Zattere, Dorsoduro 263, 30100 Venezia.


The 10 selected projects:


Ateliermob, Portugal, Working with the 99%

Pichler Georg, Austria, Dumplab

gravalosdimonte arquitectos, Spain, Estonoesunsolar

Giovanni Hänninen, Italy, Rendering The City

Interazioni Urbane, Italy, FIL ROUGE_urban project

KH 11, Denmark, BaseCamp: a pop-up culture

Municipal Housing Secretariat of São Paulo, Brasil, Cantinho do Ceu Complex

Paolo Patelli, Italy, A field is to play

Splace, Italy, Down Plastic Town

Claire Taggart, UK, Social housing

 

FUTURE CITIES - PLANNING FOR THE 90 PER CENT is an open call for visual projects in any media capable of transforming our urban spaces. Artists, photographers, architects and designers are invited to reflect on issues facing people in private and public spaces around the world, such as housing, transport, environment, leisure, overcrowding, proposing low cost, low tech solutions to improve conditions and understanding.


In forty years time, seven out of the world’s nine billion inhabitants will be living in cities. Almost half will be living in non-formal accommodation. The need to improve the metabolism of the metropolis by designing for conditions and environments which have always been considered emergency situations is now urgent and necessary.

PLANNING FOR THE 90 PER CENT is an invitation to take a harder look at the real city wherever you happen to be, making time to think about the very important improvements that can be made by creative and thoughtful solutions to everyday problems.


The ten selected projects will be exhibited at the Magazzino Gardini (Magazzini del Sale), Punta della Dogana, Venice, Italy, 27 August to 1 September 2012, during the upcoming XIII Architecture Biennial.


Selections by:

Anna Detheridge, president of Connecting Cultures, research agency, Milan.

Joseph Grima, architect, editor of Domus Magazine.

Richard Ingersoll, professor of Architecture at Syracuse University, Florence.

Fulvio Irace, architect, professor of History of Modern Architecture, Milan.
Mary Jane Jacob, artistic director of Public Programmes and director of Exhibition studies at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.



Theme
Competition of ideas open to artists, architects, design-related professionals, and non-professionals, multidisciplinary teams for low cost, low tech interventions designed to confront critical issues regarding public space and infrastructure in specific contexts.  

Goal of Future Cities Award

The competition is designed to give visibility to 'decent architecture', to micro-urban interventions in any city in the world planned to respond to a demand or explicit need of a population or community, whether in poor areas of western cities, or in the shanty towns of Africa, Asia or Latin America. Candidates are required to select a particular local issue or problem to which low cost, low tech responses are appropriate through micro-urban interventions for the regeneration of public space.

The project may address one or more of the following needs:

- practical every day problems of survival and or sanitation
- the removal of physical, social or symbolic barriers
- mobility and communication across the city
- opportunities for social inclusion/education or aggregation at a local level
- the re-appropriation of public space favouring new connections and new uses
- innovative ideas in reinterpreting public space as place
- issues limiting the quality of life of the inhabitants of a specific area

Projects can be presented in the form of installations utilizing any media such as photography, video, other media, documentary materials; services for the city; urban communication projects; urban furniture.


Evaluation criteria

- Community impact: the project should promote an active and open design community process that engage people and collaborate with local stakeholders.
- Economic sustainability: the project submitted should be sustainable from the point of view of the local economy and propose creative low budget material solutions.
- Design quality: innovative solutions favouring new connections, new uses, promoting basic human rights, dignity and social inclusion.



Works submitted to date



Planning for the 90 per cent is possible thanks to a collaboration between Connecting Cultures, Domus Magazine, Bucintoro Cultura, Art&salE and Celeste Network.


Connecting Cultures

Domus

Bucintoro

Art&Sale
Anna Detheridge
Anna Detheridge

Joseph Grima
Joseph Grima

Richard Ingersoll
Richard Ingersoll

Fulvio Irace
Fulvio Irace

Mary Jane Jacob
Mary Jane Jacob


 











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Celeste Network
1 year ago
3 projects receive a special mention by the selectors panel of Future Cities:
- Municipal Housing Secretariat of Sao Paulo, Brasil - ‘Catinho do Céu Complex’.
- Ateliermob - ‘Working with the 99 per cent'.
- Interazioni Urbane with ‘Fil Rouge_urban project’.
Read selectors' statement and full news: http://www.celesteprize.com/specialmentionsfuturecities/
Celeste Network
1 year ago
La giuria di Future Cities annuncia la menzione speciale per 3 progetti:
- Municipal Housing Secretariat of Sao Paulo, Brasil - ‘Catinho do Céu Complex’.
- Ateliermob - ‘Working with the 99 per cent'.
- Interazioni Urbane - ‘Fil Rouge_urban project’.
Leggi le motivazioni: http://www.premioceleste.it/menzionispecialifuturecities/
Steven Music
2 years ago
Grazie Dusan. Le novità nella pagina personale sono frutto di un lavoro di squadra in Celeste ed input da parte di tante persone - grazie a tutti! Spero nei prossimi mesi di poter creare nuove funzioni per l'ulteriore crescita professionale degli artisti e delle loro attività con curatori, galleristi e collezionisti.
Dusan
2 years ago
Dusan Artist
CARO STEVEN,GRAZIE PERCHE AVETE INSERITO "SITO PERSONALE " QUELO CHE VI HO CONSIGLIATO COME UTILE PER CONOSCERE MEGLIO ARTISTA E SUO PERCORSO......QUESTO RISULTA CHE AVETE GRANDE SENSIBILITà E CREATIVITà PER CONTATO CON ARTISTI E PER UN SITO DI ALTO LIVELO CHE HAI CREATO TU E TUO STAFF, -BRAVO ! E BUON FERRAGOSTO A TE E TUTTO STAFF DA DUSAN
GLEV
2 years ago
GLEV Architect
Grazie per il chiarimento
Steven Music
2 years ago
Ciao Glev, come scritto nel bando, il termine per partecipare con pagamento della quota di adesione erano le ore 12 del 7 giugno. Per ragioni personali di alcuni partecipanti e la prossimità della loro adesione al deadline, fa si che una manciata di progetti sono in corso di inserimento, ma tutti avevano pagato la quota prima del termine.
GLEV
2 years ago
GLEV Architect
Chiedo scusa ,senza polemica,ma la data di adesione per i progetti e'stata prorogata a dopo il 7 giugno? Vedo infatti caricate sempre nuove opere.
Grazie
Steven Music
2 years ago
Hi Robert, Claire and Marco, the deadline to enter passed yesterday at 12 am, as written in the terms and conditions - this was the last moment in which entry fee payments could be made (unless you made a special request in writing before the deadline), and therefore guarantee the possibility to submit to Future Cities. We have been very 'rigid' on this point, and have had to refuse a number of requests to submit in the past hours. I feel this is an important point to underline, partly in respect of everyone who has participated in time, and partly as we already extended the deadline. Thanks. See you online soon..!
Marco Degaetano
2 years ago
Marco Degaetano Architect
How can I submit the project?!?
Robert Lawrence
2 years ago
Today is the extended deadline but the web page is NOT accepting appellations!!!!!
_Ro

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