Register: JUN/15/2018, Submit: JUN/15/2018, Eligibility: Everyone, Fee: Free, Awards: Winner – monograph about the winner, drawing in limited edition as Fine Art print, certificate of authenticity, author’s fee from each sale, one framed edition; 10 Honorable Mentions; Social Winner (will be chosed from the 10 Honorable Mentions) – drawing in limited edition as Fine Art print, certificate of authenticity, author’s fee from each sale, one framed edition
“Call for Architecture Drawings” is a contest that aims to focus attention on a graphic research thoughts reflections and themes that emerged from literature, cinema, philosophy compared to Architecture. Each participant is invited to draw an illustration designed to represent a graphically thought, a reflection originated from the main theme. These illustrations should not be connoted by the marks of common architectural elaborate, but must have a deep graphic research that aims to investigate the limits of the classical representation on the ridge of the architectural discipline. The main theme has a specific topic but keeps the doors of the expression open. It is a suggestion that every participant should interprate in his own way with his personal style.
- Relevance on the theme
- Dialogue between text and image
- Graphic research
- Quality of reflection
“The Island” between utopia and metaphor for reality
The island summarises the double value inherent in the utopia:
- On one hand, “it generates tension towards new horizons, an aspiration that is well suited to the mentality of the utopist in conflict with his world”. (Fortunati 1995a: 199-205)
- On the other hand, in its realization, closure and limitation: metaphysically, and ontologically, everything is contained in the island, a space that always refers to itself, and thus becomes an obsession.
At the base of the utopian construction there is a double movement, of opening and closing, of dilatation and contraction, which Tournier compares suggestively to the diastole and the systole of the human heart.