This event is part of Melbourne Design Week 2022, an initiative of the Victorian Government in collaboration with the National Gallery of Victoria.
The architecture theorist Ignasi de Solà-Morales describes the concept of ‘terrain vague’ as, ‘external places, strange places left outside the city’s effective circuits and productive structures’, these spaces include, ‘industrial areas, railway stations, ports, unsafe residential neighborhoods, and contaminated places...where the city is no longer.'
Other Spaces is a virtual exhibition which explores the potential of terrain vague – or urban wastelands - within our cities. This exhibition will gather ideas, proposals, and critiques which look specifically at temporary interventions to activate or make use of urban wastelands. The exhibition intends to question the life cycle and future of our urban environments, prompting further discussion within the discourse.
The exhibition will look to curate a sample of proposals, built and hypothetical, that address this issue on both a local and international scale. This exhibition will give designers, architects, artists, urban planners and thinkers a forum to present ideas and propositions for the future of urban wastelands.
To find out more about the 'call for submissions' and to submit work follow the link below.
Where: Virtual Exhibition, Melbourne Design Week 2022
Submissions Due: 10th of February, 2022
Submission Format: images and/or text