British Council seeks Venice Biennale architectural explorers
[Proposals must be submitted by 10am 28 February] The British Council has revealed its brief for architects wanting to take part in the British Pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale this summer
Proposals must be submitted by 10am 28 February.
Client contact details:
How to apply
Research visits will take place during March and April 2012 and will be funded by the British Council.
Your proposal should include ideas for subjects, locations and case studies. These could be ideas connected with design, the procurement of buildings, the role of the architect, construction, infrastructure, urbanism, housing, planning, culture and education. Each explorer will uncover how and why something works, through interviews, observation and other forms of enquiry.
What to send
1. Taking into account the criteria above, describe the project, idea or example you wish to explore:
What is it?
Where is it?
Why would it be new or beneficial to the UK?
How and when do you propose to travel there? (nb you must be available to travel in March/April 2012)
2. Give an example of your recent work that demonstrates your skills in documenting and presenting ideas. Describe (using text and visual imagery) how you propose to document the example (please be imaginative and do not rely on text alone to convey the narrative).
3. Enclose a CV and your contact details
Please post or deliver proposals to:
Kendall Martin-Robbins, ADF Department, Arts Group, British Council, 10 Spring Gardens, London SW1 A2BN to arrive by 10am on 28 February 2012.
Visit the competition website for more information