With its sidewalk-facing exhibition space located not too far from Occupy Wall Street, New York’s Storefront for Art and Architecture has announced a competition to design new ways of taking over public space during street demonstrations. The brief lists first prize as nothing less than “the possibility of a new world order,” but submissions will also be exhibited in a pop up installation at Storefront.
Read the brief below...
New York, Autumn 2011
Storefront for Art and Architecture is making a call for submissions for projects and strategies that offer a new, creative and productive way of spatial occupation for public demonstrations and actions in cities throughout the world. Gathering expertise from the various acts of civil occupation throughout the world during the last months, we ask architects, artists and citizens at large to offer their ideas for enabling acts of communication and action between the civil society and the structures of economic and political power.
1 image [plan, diagram, photograph, code...] 11x11 inches, 300dpi jpg format
A title and a text of 200 words maximum.
Name or Pseudonym
As soon as possible or
December 1st, 2011
Please send files to firstname.lastname@example.org
1st Prize: The possibility of a new world order
Submissions will be exhibited in a pop up installation at Storefront for Art and Architecture in New York in December and in the ongoing Storefront Strategies for Public Occupation Archive.