Actualité 09.07.2011

Last minute! – Domus – "Project Heracles: Call for ideas on a Eurafrican connection"

« Bridge? Tunnel? Cablecar? Dam? Metropolis? Market? Power plant? Museum? Icon? Prison? Park? Airport? Send us a postcard with your ideas for a connection between Africa and Europe across the Strait of Gibraltar

In response to recent events in North Africa, Domus is calling on architects, designers, artists, urbanists, theorists and readers to reexamine the relationship between two geographically adjacent yet politically and socially distant continents. Can infrastructure be used as a medium to articulate the complexity of the present spatial condition? Should Africa be definitively severed from—or newly reconnected to—Europe?

Send us your ideas for a work of imaginary infrastructure connecting Africa and Europe—the best, selected by Lieven De Cauter, Dieter Lesage [see their email correspondence published in the May issue of Domus], and the Domus editors—will be published in the July/August issue of Domus, on, and shown in a special exhibition at the Gopher Hole Gallery in London in July 2011. All submissions must be in postcard format.

The image side should be a visualisation or diagram of the proposal; a short description, message or motivation of your intentions can be included on the back. Any size is acceptable, so long as your submission is mailed to us as a postcard. Please do not send your postcard inside sealed correspondence. Remember to include your name and contact information on the back. To be included in the magazine and exhibition, postcards must be received by July 19, 2011. (NDLR: the deadline has been extended from June 8) »

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(Source: Léa-Catherine Szacka, PhD Candidate, Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL, Boursière ‘Histoire des expositions’ Centre Pompidou and Beatrice Galilée)