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Open call for ideas: SOLIDARY CITY

The Association of Polish Architects Wrocław Branch invites you to participate in OPEN CALL as part of the DoFA Lower Silesian Architecture Festival `22 SOLIDARY CITY.


This year's slogan of the Festival is SOLIDARY CITY.

Send your project responding to one of the festival categories!

Authors of the three best projects will be invited to present them during the 10th edition of the Lower Silesian Architecture Festival DoFA on-line or in person on 19.11.22. Selected works will be part of an exhibition at the Museum of Architecture in Wrocław during DoFA `22.

What does a solidary city mean for us today?

Contemporary crises concern as much insensitivity to nature and insensitivity to each other. The challenge of modern cities is not only to respond to a climate catastrophe, but also to social problems and inequalities, and these threads should not be treated separately. Our assumption is that none of us is self-sufficient. We are inscribed in the circle of dependence, the laws of nature, social relations, mutual care and public services based on a social contract. In this context, we understand solidarity as mutual support. As an exchange of care, in which we do not divide individuals into the stronger ones, who provide care, and the weaker ones, who only receive help. In our opinion, a solidary city is an organism and a place that empowers. Inclusive, intersectional and sensitive space designed together, which endeavours to respond to ecological and social demands at the same time.

With whom and with what should we be solidary?

During the 10th edition of DoFA, we ask: who is she, he and it we should take care of? What are their needs and what diverse groups they represent? Who is the city designed for, and whose needs does it ignore? The holistically understood call to solidarity is a pretext for discussing the refugee crisis, social inequalities and non-human city users.

We will look at the existing solutions in the context of supporting care work, creating municipal policies and bottom-up initiatives for meeting places and mutual support. We will consider feminist threads of space design and the flexibility of buildings in terms of transforming their functions. We will try to answer the question of what tools architects have at their disposal in the face of crises.


DO YOU HAVE AN IDEA FOR AN ANSWER TO THE SLOGAN SOLIDARY CITY?

SUBMIT YOUR IDEA AND YOUR PROJECT!


OPEN CALL TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

_ title: SOLIDARY CITY

_ categories to choose from:

1. RADICAL URBAN SPACES

2. NEW LOCALS

3. INTERSPECIES ALLIANCES

_ applications - to email address: wroclaw_konkursy@sarp.org.pl

In the email title: SOLIDARY CITY. OPEN CALL

You can apply alone or in a group.

You can submit new or previously published works.

_ what should be included in the application?

1. printable PDF graphic file 40x40 cm (with bleeds)

2. the same graphic file in JPG max 2 Mb

3. text up to 2,000 characters with spaces in English, doc format

4. completed attachments: application form (Annex 1), consent to the processing of personal data (Annex 2), declarations (Annex 3).

_ jury:

Michał Duda – director of the Museum of Architecture in Wrocław

Maciej Hawrylak –DoFA general director

Ada Kwiatkowska – chairperson of DoFA Programme Council

Barbara Nawrocka –DoFA `22 curator

Dominika Wilczyńska –DoFA `22 curator

_ deadlines:

1. asking questions - to address email: wroclaw_konkursy@sarp.org.pl by 22.09.22

2. submitting works by 22.10.22

3. announcement of the results 31.10.2022


Reminder:

Authors/teams of the three best projects will be invited to present them during the 10th edition of the Lower Silesian Architecture Festival DoFA on-line or in person on 19.11.22. Selected works will be part of an exhibition at the Museum of Architecture in Wrocław during DoFA `22.

DEADLINE: 22.10.2022


Organiser:

Association of Polish Architects, Wrocław Branch