|Category||Idea Competition / Open to Students|
|Type||International, Idea, Open, Single-Stage, Anonymous|
|RegDeadline||28 March 2016 GoogleCal iCal|
|4 April 2016 (Must be Received) GoogleCal|
The Tapio Wirkkala Rut Bryk Foundation invites designers from all disciplines to join a discussion on the role of design and the future of archives today, with the launch of Sharing and international open concept competition for the future Wirkkala-Bryk Archive. The Foundation currently maintains the archive Tapio Wirkkala and Rut Bryk, a collection of over 5000 items. Ranging from final products to preliminary sketches and models, the scope and variety of the collection makes it challenging to exhibit in a cohesive form. Sharing, is a call for competitors to consider how an archive can open up its contents, to create a context, to relate with the world. The competition aims to challenge the existing paradigm for museums and archives and to consider the new possibilities for an archive to become a place for sharing, exploring and cultivating a discourse on design.
To accommodate the broadest range of interpretations and to make the competition as diverse and open as possible, the competition is launched without a predetermined programme. The competition simply presents the objects of the archive in a digital form as the subject of the competition. Competitors are encouraged to form diverse multi-disciplinary teams and submit entries that reflect their combined expertise. Will the future archive be an outstanding work of architecture? An interactive display network? A curatorial framework? With the launch of the Wirkkala-Bryk Archive Competition, we hope to inspire a discussion on the definition of an archive today.
Eva Franch i Gilabert - Chief Curator and Executive Director of Storefront for Art and Architecture
Mikko Heikkinen - Architect, Professor, Partner at Heikkinen-Kommonen Architects
Pilvi Kalhama - Director, EMMA - Espoo Museum of Modern Art
Emmi Keskisarja - Architect, SAFA Representative
Juhani Pallasmaa - Architect, Professor Emeritus
Laura Sarvilinna - Programme Director, The Finnish Fair Corporation
Total prize pool: 20.000 euros
- A minimum of two (2) awarded entries and a maximum of five (5): at least 3.000 euros each
- Honorary mentions
Maximum four (4) A3 panels
Tapio Wirkkala Rut Bryk Foundation
Ahertajankuja 4 B
Results will be published June 2016.
Tapio Wirkkala Rut Bryk Foundation in collaboration with SAFA (Finnish Association of Architects) and EMMA (Espoo Museum of Modern Art)