Designs for a Mobile Cultural Space

We has opened a competition for designs of a mobile cultural space in the form of a human powered vehicle which is light, configurable, collapsible, extensible and made with grown or recyclable materials as far as possible.

Category Project Competition / Open to Students
Type International, Project, Open, Single-Stage, Onymous
Genre Temporary-Structure
Country Bangalore, India
RegDeadline 15 March 2009 GoogleCal iCal
15 March 2009 (via Online)
Eligibility All

THE POROUS CITY is an effort of seeking out alternative cultural spaces. Spaces which are living, are in the midst of us, are textured with inconsistency, are more open, welcoming and approachable.
This effort is beginning with an invitation to participate in the process of designing a mobile cultural space. The mobile cultural space (a mechanical vehicle we are calling THE DOT*) will be an adaptable space, which can respond to the different neighbourhoods it is parked in. It will be moved around Bengaluru, parked at each site^ for two weeks at a time.
* DOT = [DOTS in transit, Department of autonomous trajectories,
^ Possible sites: parking lots, under flyovers, in congested settlements, other ideas?

Prayas Abhinav
Ajay Mayekar
Awni Patni
Dharmang Prajapati
Dhaval Shellugar
Namrata Mehta
Nisha Nair
Rutwik Sathe
Tanvi Srivastava

Prize money: Rs. 15,000
Artist-in-residence positions and internship opportunities
A competition booklet

Entry Fee

1 PDF file

5 proposals shortlisted: by April 2nd, 2009
The organizing committee will work on the short-listed proposals and other ideas to develop the final design to produced in May, 2009.


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