Non Architecture competitions is an initiative pointed at finding and bringing forward unconventional and unexplored design solutions in the field of Non Architecture Competitions aims to find unconventional and unexplored design solutions in the field of architecture. The second phase of competitions is structured in 9+1 themes: a Research Ecosystem with the purpose of exploring each theme from different perspectives. All competitions have their focus on tackling the big issues of tomorrow, by seeking nontraditional approaches in the architecture work.
We are publishing one book for each theme of competitions where we will insert the best projects but also a series of material that talk about each topic, a Research Ecosystem to create an ongoing conversation.
The Theme Zero closed on 29 August and the projects from the winners, honorable mentions and editorial picks of the three competitions (48H FLOORPLAN BATTLE, HEALING and SOCIAL DISTANCING) will be included in the book. This call for materials has the purpose to collect relevant contributions regarding this topic and necessary for the book on Pandemic Society.
The aim of the Pandemic Society set of competition is to develop design proposals that explore this theme from different perspectives.
Topics (Short version, download the full call below)
The future remains uncertain, and as the pandemic continues to spread, more questions will undoubtedly arise. This condition opens a new scenario for humanity. We are promptly questioning our lifestyle and the framework designed to support it. Non Architecture and its partners want to play their part by involving the design community in a series of explorative initiatives. By reflecting upon specific topics, we aim at generating dialogue and mutual inspiration on ideas to mitigate the current crisis.
By producing a book for each Theme, Non Architecture sees an opportunity to address critical issues of tomorrow by giving visibility to innovative and unconventional ideas today. The book PANDEMIC SOCIETY is focused on the emergency related to the COVID-19 outbreak. This throughout a series of elements and instruments such as articles, infographics, schemes and ideas based upon studies and personal outlook on the matter. These elements need to investigate how to mitigate the current crisis.
The call for materials defines the field of interest of Pandemic Society and produces a context in which to situate contributions.
Contributions can be uploaded in the form of:
/ ESSAY: a brief compositions that describe, clarifies, argues, or analyzes a subject.
/ INFOGRAPHIC: a visual representation of information or data, e.g. as a chart or diagram.
/ PHOTO ESSAY: an account of something told predominantly through photographs, with some accompanying text.
/ ILLUSTRATION(S): a visualization or a depiction of a subject, such as a drawing, sketch, painting, or another kind of image, using a graphical representation.
/ For the ESSAY: Your paper must be submitted in Microsoft Word (.doc or .docx) format using the below format: must be between 500-1000 words in A4 papers with a Calibri font of 10 pt. A good reference comes from the Academic Conferences and Publishing International.
/ For the INFOGRAPHIC: All the data must have provided sources and proof checked. This must also be submitted in A4 papers and in a Microsoft Word (.doc or .docx) format. A good reference comes from the Office for National Statistics.
/ For the PHOTO ESSAY: A series of photos with title and subtitle of the project. An introduction to the work of maximum 300 words in a Calibri font of 10 pt. For each shot, a caption is needed. This must also be submitted in A4 papers and in Microsoft Word (.doc or .docx). All photos must be taken by the author. A good reference comes from the Time magazine.
/ For the ILLUSTRATION(S): A drawing or a series of drawings with title and subtitle of the project. An introduction to the work of maximum 300 words in a Calibri font of 10 pt. For each drawing, a caption is needed. This must also be submitted in A4 papers and in Microsoft Word (.doc or .docx). All work must be done by the author.
All the submissions must be electronically sent to the editor of NON ARCHITECTURE between the 1st of October and the 1st of November at firstname.lastname@example.org. Accepted proposals will then be published in our book by the editorial board.
Submissions must be written in English.
Please ensure your materials are carefully proofread and checked before sending.
By submitting a document you declare the paternity of the material submitted and you give rights of publication to NON ARCHITECTURE. All the articles selected will be published indicating the author’s name. Small changes might be operated by the Non Architecture Team to make the submission a better fit for the publication.
THE NON ARCHITECTURE COMPETITIONS TEAM WISHES YOU THE BEST LUCK, CONFIDENT THAT YOU WILL APPROACH THE CONTEST WITH ALL YOUR CREATIVITY AND INNOVATIVE MIND.
This call is not a competition, it serves solely for gathering research and offers a publication possibility in exchange. The participation is free of charge.