Ideas City 2013: StreetFest Call for proposals

Just came across this call for proposal and thought it was worth distributing.
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Call for Proposals
A Storefront Competition in partnership with the New Museum 
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streetfest 2013 ideas city

StreetFest Competition

TEMPORARY OUTDOOR STRUCTURES FOR
2013 IDEAS CITY FESTIVAL

NEW YORK MAY 1-4, 2013

Registration Deadline: January 18, 2013 

Submission Deadline: February 8, 2013

As part of the 2013 IDEAS CITY FESTIVAL, Storefront for Art and Architecture jointly with the New Museum and Architizer are launching the StreetFest competition for the design, management, and construction of temporary outdoor spaces that produce new ways for collective gathering and city engagement. On Saturday, May 4, 2013, one winning entry will occupy designated outdoor space along the Bowery during the StreetFest. We envision fabricating a minimum of ten structures that will cover approximately 1000-1500 square feet. These temporary outdoor structures will accommodate a multiplicity of activities including: vendors, workshop areas, outdoor classrooms, demonstrations, installations, music, and other performances and exhibitions.

This competition asks for designs that envision street tents not only as shelters but also as active elements within the collective construction and understanding of the city. StreetFest calls for architects, artists and engineers to re-envision the performativity of temporary outdoor structures including the material, social, and educational possibilities.

For details on the challenge and to register for the competition, click here.

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About the Ideas City Festival

The 2013 iteration of IDEAS CITY, the biennial festival created to explore the future city and to effect change, will take place in downtown New York from May 1-4, 2013.

The theme for IDEAS CITY 2013 is Untapped Capital. As the world’s resources continue to be endangered, depleted, and destroyed, we all need to imagine new solutions and develop innovative approaches and practices. Rather than focusing on deficits, IDEAS CITY 2013 will encourage intensive examination of surplus resources that may be under-recognized or underutilized: Untapped Capital. There are many ways of thinking about what might define “untapped capital,” ranging from people and raw materials, to ideas, networks, varied resources, and modes of communication. The topic of Untapped Capital provides a touchstone for alternative thinking about new methodologies, new solutions, and new goals.

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About Storefront

Founded in 1982, Storefront for Art and Architecture is a nonprofit organization committed to the advancement of innovative positions in architecture, art and design. Our program of exhibitions, artists talks, film screenings, conferences and publications is intended to generate dialogue and collaboration across geographic, ideological and disciplinary boundaries. As a public forum for emerging voices, Storefront explores vital issues in art and architecture with the intent of increasing awareness of and interest in contemporary design.

More information at www.storefrontnews.org

Storefront for Art and Architecture
97 Kenmare Street
10012 New York, NY
Tel. 212.431.5795
Fax 212.431.5755

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