Looking for some new and inspiring architecture and design competitions? A writing challenge maybe? In these latest weekly curated picks of contests listed on Bustler, we are highlighting four calls inviting love letters to London, promising work from emerging European design practitioners, reenvisioning of public spaces in Washington, DC, and student design ideas as part of the ongoing 2021 Chicago Architecture Biennial.
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Love Letters to London
Register/Submit Deadline: Tuesday, Nov 30, 2021
"This year The London Society aims to celebrate the city in all its life, charm and mystery, with a writing competition 'Love Letters to London.' We want you to tell us why you love this city. Write us up to 500 words around the theme of 'recovery and resilience.'"
Register/Submit Deadline: Wednesday, Dec 1, 2021
"Now in its 15th year, The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design, together with The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies, are organizing 'Europe 40 Under 40 Awards®' for 2021-2022. Each year, our Institutions invite young European professionals to participate in this innovative awards program that spotlights Europe's next generation of up-and-coming European design practitioners. 'Europe 40 Under 40®' includes architects, landscape architects, urban planners, and industrial designers who are European citizens under the age of 40 as of December 2021."
Culture Amplifier Ideas Competition
Register/Submit Deadline: Sunday, Dec 5, 2021
"Using the tools of urban design, architecture, planning, landscape architecture, art, and technology and policy, we are seeking ideas that create new, or adapt existing public spaces and cultural infrastructure for people to gather and express both their individual and collective voices. Design opportunities should respond to social transmission and infrastructure in Washington, DC. Emphasis should be on creating cultural destinations, not another monumental landmark. To achieve this goal, embracing cultural diversity and social equity is required. Diversity is not solely focused on welcoming different cultures and including multiple voices but also recognizing, understanding, and supporting the differences between people. The proposed cultural destinations should encourage not only long-time residents but also newcomers to express and accept identities of all kinds."
The Fall 2021 bp Student Ideas Competition at the Chicago Architecture Biennial
Register/Submit Deadline: Monday, Dec 6, 2021
"The Fall 2021 bp Student Ideas Competition at the Chicago Architecture Biennial invites young people to respond to one of the following prompts: Design a collective space for exchanges / exchanging [...]; Design a collective space for plants / planting [...]; Design a collective space for commons / commoning [...] The competition welcomes submissions that explore ideas about architecture and design presented through any medium or discipline including the humanities, visual and performing arts, writing, and STEM fields. Strong entries will be unique, imaginative, thoughtfully executed, and community-specific."
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