CALL FOR ENTRIES
April 17-19, 2015
School of Architecture
University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
The Arctic is a dynamic, heterogeneous, and contested territory. Catalyzed by climate change and increasing pressure from globalization and natural resource demands, the region is entering into a new and unprecedented era in which greater environmental, political, economic and social fluxes are both challenging and redefining its future. At this critical juncture, we foreground design as a unique and much needed agent to explore the fate of the north, and seek possible modes and paradigms that will guide its transition. ARCTIC STATES, a three-day symposium at the University of Virginia School of Architecture, brings together an international consortium of leading designers and colleagues from allied disciplines to posit the role of design in the rapidly transforming region, and generate critical discussions by sharing recent work that will trace, critique and speculate on its past, present, and future. Speakers include Hugh Broughton (Hugh Broughton Architects, UK), David Garcia (MAP Architects / Royal Danish Arts Academy DK), Daniel Ibanez (Harvard GSD Urban Theory Lab, USA), Janike Kampevold Larsen (Future North / Oslo School of Architecture, NO), Geoff Manaugh (BDBG), Lola Sheppard / Mason White (Lateral Office / University of Waterloo / University of Toronto, CAN), Sergei Sitar (Project Russia / Project International / Strelka, RU), Phil Steinberg (Durham University, UK), and Leena Cho / Matthew Jull (Kutonotuk / University of Virginia, USA).
As part of the symposium, the Arctic Design Group (ADG: www.arcticdesigngroup.org) at UVA requests submission of recent / unpublished design/research on the Arctic and related topics by students and emerging scholars from undergraduate, graduate, doctoral, and post-doctoral level. Scholars from non-design disciplines are also strongly encouraged to apply. Works selected will be exhibited at the University of Virginia in April, 2015 as an accompanying exhibition for the ARCTIC STATES symposium. Scholars whose works have been selected by the ADG committee will be invited to the symposium to present their work during the symposium weekend of April 17-19 at UVA in Charlottesville, VA. Limited travel funds will be offered to selected entries on a per-need basis.
To submit an entry, please include: 1) project title + 300-word abstract, 2) three images relevant to your project, 4) name, contact info, affiliation, and program of study, and 3) 150-word bio. These should be organized on a maximum of two 8.5”x11” pdf pages (max file size 2Mb) and be sent via email attachment no later than March 8, 2015 to the attention of the Arctic Design Group: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please also include a brief description in your email if you are requesting travel fund support and the amount of your request. Selected scholars will be notified by March 13; final submission of work must be made by March 31, 2015.
Feb 4: Call for submission out
Mar 8: Submission of Interest due
Mar 13: Selected scholars notified
Mar 31: Final submission of work due
Apr 17-19: Arctic States symposium
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