TAPIO WIRKKALA RUT BRYK ARCHIVE COMPETITION

This 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.

Category Idea Competition / Open to Students
Type International, Idea, Open, Single-Stage, Anonymous
Genre Conceptual, Museum
Country Finland
Registration Deadline 28 March 2016 GoogleCal iCal
Submission Deadline 4 April 2016 (Must be Received) GoogleCal
Eligibility All

Description
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.

Jury
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

Prize
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

Entry Fee
None

Entries
Maximum four (4) A3 panels

Submission Address
Tapio Wirkkala Rut Bryk Foundation
Ahertajankuja 4 B
FI-02100 Espoo
Finland

Timetable
Results will be published June 2016.

Organizer
Tapio Wirkkala Rut Bryk Foundation in collaboration with SAFA (Finnish Association of Architects) and EMMA (Espoo Museum of Modern Art)

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