Wednesday, January 7, 2009


"Pixel Porch" Aron Namenwirth 2007-2009 (click to enlarge)


Call For Submissions: Visionary Drawings
We would like you to submit a drawing that reflects one of a number of categories to be collected under the theme, Visionary Drawings. The collection will be compiled into a book format that will be presented in an upcoming museum exhibition. Drawings can be made in any medium, and should convey a dwelling/structure/architectural concept.

Questions to consider
What is the function, who will use it?
Where do these ideas originate –an historic context, a material, a need?

Choose a category from the following list, or write in your category if it is not represented:
Adaptation/Re-use, Survivalist Encampment, Reconstruction, Mis-use, Micro-community Spaces, Fort, Techno-sustainable, Radical Lifestyle Housing, Mobile, Nature Habitat, Critical Intervention, Medical/Healing Facility, Interstitial Space, Worship, Clandestine Space, Pavilion, Utilities, Museum/Exhibition, Other_____________.

The project will seek to be as inclusive as possible, to represent a multiplicity in concept and vision, fantasy and innovation. The book will initially be situated for display adjacent to an architectural incursion into a museum, yet it will function as an independent, portable archive. Drawing is of primary interest, and can include notation or diagram as long as the format is maintained.

Please use the form below (visTable.pdf) for your drawing: Print the file with the information table onto 8½”x11” paper, make or print your drawing onto the paper with the table on the top of the page. Fill in the table by hand. Scan and return your drawing by email as a jpg attachment (300 dpi) by January 15, 2009. (

Visionary Architecture will concentrate on un-built (impossible or speculative) structures that exist on paper. This project begins with an invitation to a wide range of participants, including artist, designers and architects of renown, as well as those presenting ideas for the first time. The book will reveal an array of works that convey alternatives, byproducts, expansions or critiques of one’s environment. The book will be presented in conjunction with the Matt Bua exhibition, Cribs to Cribbage, which will begin at Kidspace,Mass MOCA in March 2009 and expand throughout the year. The book, together with the exhibition, will highlight many visions that exist outside of established channels of production, and conventions of design.

A small personal library of books dealing with hand-crafted, alternative, sustainable architecture will also be on display, available for visitors to read during the exhibition. The publication, Visionary Architecture, is to be funded by the Joan Mitchell Foundation and pending additional support.

Email with inquiries and submissions. Subject: Visionary Drawing

1 comment:

matt said...

I like the pixel house

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