Future Legacy - The Site Magazine Competition

The competition asks for a re-evaluation of the Canadian national project across multiple lines.

Category Idea Competition / Open to Students
Type International, Idea, Open, Single-Stage
Genre Urban
Country Canada
Registration Deadline 12 February 2017 GoogleCal iCal
Submission Deadline 12 February 2017 (via Online)
Eligibility All

As part of volume 37 of the Site Magazine and in conjunction with the 2017 celebration of Canada’s sesquicentennial, the editors invite submissions to a juried competition that projects the theme of Future Legacy into Canada’s next 150 years. We are looking for design responses that take a position on the future history of a national project and offer perspectives on the role of legacy as a driving force in the creation of the nation.. What parts of the past drive us into the future? What scales of time influence our view of the passage of history? What do we pick up and what do we leave behind?
The competition asks for a re-evaluation of the Canadian national project across multiple lines. Entries may consider various scales of site and time—addressing patterns of use and place from the scale of the human to the geological scale. Canada has many readings—entrants are encouraged to identify and articulate specific legacies for investigation, considering elements including history, memory, events, marks of passage, physical and ephemeral traces of the past in both the landscape and built environments, recurring themes, heritage, identifying terms, definitions of belonging, and sites of conflict and contestation. Entries may celebrate, critique, challenge, and reinvent those legacies through a design proposition for Canada’s future legacy.

Alissa North, Founding Partner of North Design Office Inc.
Dagnija Smilga, an Associate at Hosoya Shaefer Architects
Dinu Bumbaru, ICOMOS
Jack Self, Director of the REAL foundation and Editor-in-Chief of the Real Review
Jason Hilgefort, the founder of Land+Civilization Compositions
Marc Ryan, principal and co-founder of PUBLIC WORK
Neeraj Bhatia, an Assistant Professor at the California College of the Arts, co-directs The Urban Works Agency

Awards will include a total of $3000 in prize money and all finalists will be published in a special spring/summer 2017 double issue of The Site Magazine.

Entry Fee

Submission deadline: February 12 2017
Announcement of winners: March 12 2017
Publication of finalists’ projects: June 2017

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