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Lisbon Triennale Calls for Entries

  • The Lisbon Triennale will run from 12 September to 15 December, 2013. Four calls for entries have been announced, details below.   The Lisbon Triennale will run from 12 September to 15 December, 2013. Four calls for entries have been announced, details below.

If there's anything more fabulous than a biennale it is a triennale. The 2013 Lisbon Triennale has just announced a series of calls for entries in a variety of categories. The Lisbon Triennale will run from 12 September to 15 December, 2013 in Lisbon. Led by chief curator Beatrice Galilee, along with curators José Esparza, Mariana Pestana and Liam Young, this year the Triennale's theme is “Close, Closer” and it “examines the political, technological, emotional, institutional, and critical forms of global spatial practice. By questioning the terminology, inspirations, and inventions of other disciplines and their influences in an open forum, we draw the myriad authors of the contemporary city closer to new vital audiences and dialogues.”

There are now four exciting open calls for the Lisbon Triennale: 

Crisis Buster Grants - In a direct response to the social fallout of recession and the cultural and civic deficit raging in crisis-ridden Europe, the 2013 Lisbon Architecture Triennale is launching a programme of small grants. In the amount of €500 to €2,500, the grants will be awarded to teams proposing crisis-busting, civic-minded ideas for Lisbon and reflect the existing entrepreneurial and social spirit that has emerged in the city. The international jury for this grant includes Minsuk Cho (MASS Studies, Korea), Bjarke Ingels (BIG, Denmark), Mariana Pestana (curator, Portugal), and Philippe Rahm (architect, Switzerland). Application deadline: 18 February 2013

Triennale Millieneum BCP Universities Award Competition - The site of the competition for university students is the new headquarters of the Lisbon Architecture Triennale, the Palácio Sinel de Cordes in Campo de Santa Clara, Lisbon. We invite students to put forward a programmatic intervention for this Palace that addresses the theme of Close, Closer. It can be an installation of great beauty, drama or simplicity, an idea or a text, a publishing programme or a radio station. Application deadline: 18 February 2013

Associated Projects - We welcome proposals for independently-funded projects that directly respond to the theme of Close, Closer. These ideas – from exhibitions to talks and one-off events – will form the fringe events of the 2013 Lisbon Architecture Triennale. The international jury includes Liza Fior (muf architecture/art, UK), Jose Esparza (curator, Mexico), and Emiliano Gandolfi (Curry Stone Design Prize, Italy). Application deadline: 6 May 2013

Lisbon Triennale Début Award - For the first time, the Lisbon Architecture Triennale is presenting a Début award to a young architect or practice to celebrate their achievements and to encourage their career. The winner will be selected by the curatorial team and an expert nominated by the Triennale Board, from a shortlist created by over 50 influential Portuguese and international nominators. Any office with an average age under 35 is eligible for this award. Application deadline: 21 June 2013



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