The creative team for Future Islands, the NZ exhibition at the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale, is looking for unbuilt projects to be considered for inclusion in the show.
Future Islands will present Aotearoa-New Zealand’s architecture within an expanded field; as metaphorical islands of different ways of practicing architecture in an increasingly diverse society. The exhibition aims to locate projects within an atmospheric environment of floating islands; as metaphors for real, experimental or imaginary ways of living, and responding to the collection of islands that is Venice.
Says the creative team: “We’re looking for as-yet unseen projects that by their nature of being unbuilt tell a compelling story about some future condition; they may be competition entries, theoretical propositions, visionary ideas or real projects that are not yet built (or may never be built). The exhibitions will (re-) locate these within an imagined island context. These islands afford multiple readings, and are intended to evoke a floating, dream-like quality. Visitors will be encouraged to explore, linger, and be affected by our sometimes strange, antipodean environment.”
All projects will be exhibited as physical models.
Submissions should be in pdf format and no bigger than 5MB. Proposals are limited to four pages, and should include drawings, text and/or photographs of any models that communicate the scope and aims of the project.
Send your submissions to this address by July 30 2015.