Wood Works: Discover the International Open Call for a curatorial team!

The aim of the competitive Open Call is to find curators for the Wood Works initiative, which includes a travelling exhibition,collaborative workshops and publication.

Category Other Competition
Type International, , Open, Two-Stage, Onymous
Genre Architecture
Country Ireland and Estonia
RegDeadline 28 August 2020 GoogleCal iCal
28 August 2020 (via Online)
Eligibility All

The project is an Estonian-Irish collaboration that supports an exchange of expertise and creativity among architects from the two countries and focuses on the use of wood in the architectural field. The competition seeks to find an individual curator or team of curators for the initiative, which includes an itinerant exhibition, two collaborative workshops and a dedicated publication.
In addition to this, curators will be responsible for organising two workshops (in respect of Covid guidelines) that will precede the exhibition in 2020. They will select e a minimum of five teams to design a maximum of 5-10 installations responding to the curatorial concept, to represent the core of the exhibition, which will open in the Solstice Art Centre in Ireland in March 2021, and travel to Tallinn later in the year. The team must contain at least one Estonian national and one Irish national who can share the fee and work collaboratively.
The competition comprises of two stages: Stage I consists of submitting a project in writing and Stage II is an oral presentation of the project before a jury. If the jury deems that a winner can be chosen in Stage I, it is entitled to cancel Stage II.

Raul Järg, Chairman of ECA
Nathalie Weadick, Director of IAF
Veronika-Valk Siska, advisor of architecture and design at the Ministry of Culture in Estonia
Merritt Bucholz, Architect and founding Professor of Architecture at the School of Architecture University of Limerick
Ott Kadarik, partner and architect at Kadarik Tüür Arhitektid
Ciaran O'Connor, President of the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland

The curatorial fee is 10,000 euro.

Entry Fee

The jury will meet on September 3rd 2020 and the shortlisted teams will be required to attend the following interviews.
Final results will be announced in September 2020.
The curators will be appointed from September 2020 to March 2021.

The Estonian Association of Architects (EAA)
Estonian Centre for Architecture (ECA), Irhish Architecture Foundation (IAF)

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