ARCHITECTURE & ANIMISM
We invite you to The First Zoom Architecture Biennale.
Theme: ARCHITECTURE & ANIMISM.
It will be a complementary (and polemical) biennale to the one organized in Tallinn this year, for the field of architecture.
Tallinn planned to have two biennials: one for art, one for architecture.
The theme of the Art Biennale is: ANIMISTIC COSMOLOGIES.
The theme of the Architecture Biennale is: EDIBLE ARCHITECTURE.
We feel the seriousness of the art biennale is not matched by the architecture biennale.
This is why we thought of creating an alternative architecture biennale, to complement the art biennale, whose theme, as written above, is Animistic Cosmologies.
We invite you to submit any kind of work that addresses the theme of this digital biennale: ARCHITECTURE & ANIMISIM.
You could contribute with theoretical works (essays, articles, etc), or with projects or realized buildings that address the theme.
Our world was de-sacralized. We feel we need to be less preoccupied with eating / consuming, since this is actually the whole problem with the consumptive obsessions of our time. We feel, instead, a strong need to attempt to re-spiritualize architecture and our life altogether.
On the other hand, a closer collaboration with Nature could only benefit us. It is actually vital that we return to Nature, not as conquerers, but as humble learners. The mysteries of Nature are still there, to be approached with reverence and even timidity, that timidity that makes us absorbant of its great lessons.
Let’s renounce our colonialist obsessions, and let’s study Nature with open hearts.
Could a stone or a tree have a spirit?
Our objectivist assumptions lead to a great cultural and spiritual impoverishment.
Let’s try to walk back, of possible.
BRING BACK SPIRIT TO STONE AND WOOD ALIKE.
Maybe nothing is truly inanimate in our world, except our soulless souls.
LET’S START A REVOLUTION: A MATERIALISTIC DEGROWTH, AND A SPIRITUAL RENEWAL.
LET’S CREATE A DIFFERENT KIND OF BIENNALE. TOTALLY SUSTAINABLE, A BUDGET ZERO BIENNALE. A BIENNALE FOR THE HEART AND THE MIND.
We accept ANY work, ANY size and ANY format that responds to the theme. The authors of the works received will have a chance to present their works between September and November, 2022, on Zoom, for dissemination and discussions. Please register by September 1st, and you will be assigned a day and a time when to present your works. If you have any question, please contact us at [email protected].
SUBMISSION AND PARTICIPATION
All competitions are free to enter.
Donations are greatly appreciated for the competition expenses of the all volunteer organization.
Zoom Dialogue about Architecture and Animism
If you have any questions, please contact us at [email protected].