The deadline for presentation online of projects has been extended from 31 May to 7 June 2012, 12am. No entry fees will be accepted after the deadline. Some participating works might be dated after the closing date due to delays in upload of artwork.

Who can Submit?
FUTURE CITIES is an international call for projects, in which artists, designers, architects, urban planners and multidisciplinary teams from anywhere in the world can participate without limits of age, sex or profession.

Directly online - projects must include a full description (500 words minimum), including two brief paragraphs, which (a) define and analyse problems and context regarding a specific community, area or population, and  (2) describe a strategy and design solution.
Images and statements can be uploaded directly by applicants from their personal accounts in Celeste Network, and instantly published in the appropriate area onsite called FUTURE CITIES.

€ 30 for each project, € 20 for each additional project (for submissions sent by post which includes staff uploading text and images add € 30 for each project). Each project can contain up to ten images or videos -  works can be in any media and/or can be uploaded as part of the project’s explanatory material.
To submit a project: Loginto to your user account in Celeste Network, click on the box ‘Future Ciites’, pay online the submission fee, and start uploading images and text relating to your project. Entry fees are not refundable. For electronic bank transfer: Celeste Network - Banco Posta - IBAN: IT74 W076 0114 2000 0000 5409 079 - Bic/Swift: BPPIITRRXXX (please send receipt to

Selections & Exhibition
By 30 June ten projects will be chosen for exhibition by an international selection panel:

Fulvio Irace, architect, professor of History of Modern Architecture, Milan.
Joseph Grima, architect, editor of Domus Magazine.
Mary Jane Jacob, artistic director Public Programmes and director Exhibition studies at School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Richard Ingersoll, professor of Architecture at Syracuse University, Florence.
Anna Detheridge, president of Connecting Cultures, non profit research agency, Milan.

 Selected projects will be exhibited in the Magazzini del Sale - Punta della Dogana, Venice, from 27 August to 1 September 2012, during the XIII Architecture Biennial in Venice. Following the announcement of selected projects, the jury will decide whether some or all of works in each selected project will be exhibited, having taken into consideration the nature of all other selected projects and available exhibition space.

The jury will announce at the exhibition opening which three projects will receive the 1st Future Cities Award – Planning for the 90 per cent.

Selected artists and architects invited to exhibit their works in Venice, will be responsible for their personal travel costs, and all costs related to the transport of their project works/materials to and from the exhibition.

A catalogue containing images and texts from the ten selected projects, as well as brief artists’ bios, and critical texts with be published and distributed during the Biennale.

Artists and architects retain copyright of all works and texts they upload, but Celeste Network will be authorized to use them for communication and promotion purposes only: to create the catalogue or other promotional material, and in Celeste's websites. Artists who submit works to FUTURE CITIES declare and accept that they are the authors of the images they upload and possess all rights to use these images, including musical scores if used. Artists and architects guarantee that they have received permission and authorization, as required by law, from persons represented in their photographic or video works, or from their legal representatives. The organizer is not and cannot be held responsible for any dispute among artists and persons or third parties who might claim author’s rights over images of a work.