Open Call: Center for Architecture Lab

Submission: May 19, 2023
Language: English
Location: New York, NY
Prizes: See details
Type: Open

In 2023, the Center for Architecture will launch an open call and invite up to three lab residents (individuals or organizations) to install work in an exhibition that will open in November 2023 and will remain on view through March 2024. The exhibition will be shown in the Center for Architecture’s lower-level gallery, a central space adjacent to the main lecture hall. The residents will work with a curator (TBA) who will guide them through the exhibition process and consult on content for the show. The residents will also have the opportunity to continue the dialogue around their work through public programs during the length of the exhibition and beyond. Each resident will receive a stipend of $10,000 for the duration of the residency (6 months total).

The 2023 cohort will respond to the idea of “Home.” Architecture and design shape our relationships with the public and the private spheres. The concept of home is traditionally associated with the private sphere; it is the physical and emotional space that provides a sense of security, comfort, and belonging.

In a place as diverse and dynamic as New York City, “home” can take on many different forms and meanings. In a post-COVID world, our relationship with home life has changed as home took on a multi-functional role, blurring the lines between residential and professional spaces. While the pandemic made universal the collapsing of domestic and public spaces, for many communities, especially marginalized groups, the boundaries between home and the outside world have always been in flux. For these groups, home may not be a guaranteed place of comfort and domesticity; they may have to search outside the confines of a traditional residence to find a sense of home.

Application Requirements:

Applicants must submit:
– Professional/academic background and relevant experience (750 words)
– Proposal concept (1,000 words)
– Supplemental materials (images, excerpts, etc.)
– At least two references (letters of recommendation or contact information)

Residency Details:

Each resident will receive:

– Stipend of $10,000 for the duration of the residency (6 months total)
– Informal meetings with a selection of AIANY and Center for Architecture Board members, Advisory Committee members, and additional partners

Center for Architecture Lab residents must:

Participate in an exhibition at the Center for Architecture storefront, located at 536 LaGuardia Place
Galleries: Approx 900 square feet
Wall Space: 1,150 square feet

Additional platforms available for residents:

– Social media channels (42.9K Instagram, 42.7K Twitter, 21K Facebook)
– Center for Architecture News vertical, with inclusion in bi-weekly newsletter (30,000 subscribers)
– Digital exhibition on Center for Architecture website

– In-person, hybrid, or virtual events, webinars, lectures, symposia, or workshops, etc. organized in collaboration with the Center for Architecture
– Dedicated event space at Center for Architecture will be made available to residents
– Desk space available during the length of the residency at the Center for Architecture

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