OPEN CALL

IMG_8892

21 October 2009

Open Call for Submissions for the
2009 Hong Kong & Shenzhen Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism \ Architecture

Submission deadline: 5:00 pm, 2 November 2009

Dear Prospective Exhibitors,

Thanks for your support and enthusiasm to our previous Open Calls!

The Curatorial team is now pleased to announce two more open calls for the submission of proposals to the Hong Kong portion of the 2009 Hong Kong & Shenzhen Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism \ Architecture that respond to the theme of City Mobilization: BYOB (Bring Your Own Biennale).

OPEN CALL 4: Bring Your Own Botanist
An open call for submissions focused on the greening of a standard shipping container. The aim of this open call is to examine ecology and botany within the cityscape by encouraging the growth of vertical plantscapes as an integral component of the exhibition space for the HKSZ Biennale. [See Appendix 1]


OPEN CALL 5: Bring Your Own Banner

An open call for the submissions of creative large scaled art banners with visuals highlighting issues of ecology, cultural education, exchange, sustainability, or community and heritage. The banners will be collected together to form a unique three dimensional installation along the West Kowloon Waterfront Promenade. [See Appendix 2]

Open Call Information Pack to download (English)

In the interim, please also email your questions to info@hkszbiennale.org and tara@hkia.net

Thank you very much!

Yours sincerely,

Hong Kong Curatorial Team
2009 Hong Kong & Shenzhen Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism \ Architecture


——————————————————————————————————————

(Past Open Calls)

OPEN CALL 1: Bring Your Own Bench

An open call for submissions focused on the design of contemporary alternatives to the typical civic furniture of Hong Kong’s public spaces. [See Appendix 1]

OPEN CALL 2: Bring Your Own Booth (**Professionals only)

An open call for submissions focused on designing a contemporary interpretation of the outdoor hawker stalls commonly found in older street markets across Hong Kong. [See Appendix 2]

(**Professionals must hold full membership/ fellowship of HKIA, HKIP, HKDA, or other equivalent accredited professional organizations.)

OPEN CALL 3: Bring Your Own Box (Urban Visions)

An open call for the submission of “Urban Visions” for a future Hong Kong-Shenzhen metropolis. [See Appendix 3]

Attached please find the curatorial statement for the 2009 Hong Kong & Shenzhen Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism\ Architecture and detailed requirements for submission as stated in [Appendix 1], [Appendix 2] and [Appendix 3] accordingly.

Site Aerial and Walkthrough

Open Calls Flyer


2009 Hong Kong & Shenzhen Bi-city Biennale of Urbanism \ Architecture: Bring Your Own Biennale asks you to help envision a new model metropolis that uses social capital as the main driving force.
 
CALL FOR PHOTOGRAPHS! Please add your best Biennale photos to Flickr and tag them "2009 Hong Kong & Shenzhen Bi-city Biennale of Urbanism \ Architecture" at www.flickr.com