APPLIED: Research through Fabrication

This is a two-stage international design competition established to foster the deeper developments within the field of computational fabrication.

Category Other Competition / Open to Students
Type International, Project, Open, Two-Stage, Onymous
Genre Free-Theme
Country United States
Registration Deadline 2 June 2012 GoogleCal iCal
Submission Deadline 2 June 2012 (via Online)
Eligibility All

Description
We seek research proposals that actively connect academia, the profession and the fabrication industry. As a center of gravity the proposals must illustrate work of designers who are forming an integrated relationship between disciplines in the area they practice and build. As this is a “design to fabricate” competition, TEX‐FAB will match our network of fabricators and consultants with the projects that best manifest research through computational fabrication and apply it toward more intelligent integers of materiality and construction. Through a panel of experts we propose to identify projects that warrant a higher degree of realization and exhibit them to foster a discussion that engages an audience in our region and beyond. From this selection a final project will be selected and optimized with a team of experts for the purpose of full‐scale production.
You are encouraged to submit in either of two categories: Continuing Research or Speculative Proposals.
Continuing Research is a category that seeks to enable a more specific and regimented design research project already underway.
Speculative Proposals is a broad based category with the intent to kick-­‐start a design research project.

Jury
FIRST ROUND JURY
GIL AKOS / RONNIE PARSONS (STUDIO MODE)
BILLIE FAIRCLOTH (KIERAN TIMBERLAKE)
JONATHAN MALLIE (SHoP CONSTRUCTION)
JASON VOLLEN (C.A.S.E.)
SECOND ROUND JURY
NADER TEHRANI (Head of Jury, NADAAA)
ANDREW KUDLESS (MATSYS DESIGN)
VLAD TENU (V. TENU)

Prize
The final winning entry: realization and a 1,500 USD stipend for travel to Dallas
The first stage a total of 4 selections: 1,000 USD and 250 USD for shipping fee

Entry Fee
None

Entries
One Board( 24” x 36”)

Timetable
1st round jury awards made public: April 13, 2012
1st round exhibition: April 13- 27, 2012
2nd round jury awards made public: September 2012
Installation and opening reception for exhibition: TBD, 2013

Organizer
TEX-FAB

Official Website
http://tex-fab.net/