Aarhus School of Architecture Presents: Drawing of the Year 2019
Aarhus School of Architecture proudly announces the seventh joint venture international student competition: Drawing of the Year 2019. The school invites architecture students from all over the world and calls for drawings that demonstrate their ability to dream and create works that inspire change. This year’s bold theme is Post Human Metamorphosis – local or global change? For more information, continue reading or head straight to the school's website.
Post Human Metamorphosis
Artificial intelligence, surveillance, migration, climate change and the increasingly unequal distribution of the world’s resources are known causes of the challenges our world is facing: We are more connected but also more fragmented and divided than before.
The idea of the human is under pressure from many sides. Robots, cyborgs and artistic intelligence are not only taking over the tasks we do, but also provide new perspectives on how the digital and the general technological development influence practically speaking all spheres of our lives. While technology becomes a part of us, nature shows us that the projects of modernism have consequences. Progress is rolled back by the powers of nature. And climate change is altering the basic conditions of life, forcing us to look at people from a new angle. For what does it mean to be human when Man is no longer at the centre of things, but is placed on an equal footing with nature and technology? How can we create architecture in the age of The Fourth Industrial Revolution, Globalisation 4.0? And how can architects act in post-human society?
This year’s theme calls for courageous and visionary drawings that illustrate architecture of the cities of the future, their homes, commercial areas, public spaces and landscapes, and provide proposals (metamorphoses) for solving the challenges the world is facing: Should changes be made locally or globally? Should the world be saved through small changes, or are larger global interventions necessary?
The architects of the future are needed – NOW!
How should architects respond to these? How can architects’ ability to dream and draw innovative solutions to challenges that are general and significant to all of us contribute to radical solutions?
We invite bold, inspiring, provocative and innovative proposals. In all scales and in all environments, from the smallest structure to complex facilities; from rural outskirts to suburban environments; from nature to expanding megacities. From Earth to Mars.
We accept drawings from students at architecture schools all over the world. The internationally acclaimed jury will award digitally produced drawings which highlights the theme of the year and engage with architecture in an artistic way.
The aim of the competition
The competition wants to continuously explore new tendencies in architecture through architectural drawing and to challenge the use of new techniques and mixed media.
- 1st prize: 5000 Euro
- 2nd prize: 2000 Euro
- 3rd prize: 1000 Euro
The announcement of the winners will take place 28 November 2019 at DOKK1, Hack Kampmanns Plads 2, 8000 Aarhus, where a curated selection of the submitted drawings will be exhibited. A book with a curated selection of drawings will be published in 2020.
Only digital works are accepted. Max size of drawing: 88 x 88 cm. File format must be PDF with a recommended resolution of 300 ppi. Max file size: 100 Mb
Deadline for submission is 31 October 2019 at 12.00 AM. Entries received after the deadline will not be considered for the competition. The winners will be announced 28 November 2019.
Curator and Head of Exhibitions Karen Kjærgaard / +45 8936 0375 / [email protected]
Competition details and submission: aarch.dk/DOTY-2019