The Inverted Corner /// PIN Competition

Submission: March 31, 2016
Registration: March 31, 2016
Language: English
Location: Concept
Prizes: Publication
Type: Open


A corner defines the convergence of non-parallel forms. Within every corner there are two distinct and often opposing conditions. A corner’s interior tends to unify space, while a corner’s exterior can divide space along its edge. What if the inside and outside of a corner suddenly switched roles, trading characteristics and functions? What stimuli might trigger a corner to dynamically invert on itself? How is the spatial relationship around a corner affected by this inversion? What mechanism might enable an interior corner to flip to the exterior and vice versa?  How does this concept apply to different types of junctures? That happens when a corner inverts?

Participants are asked to consider different corners types, including walls, ceilings, roofs, landscape, etc. Submissions may be conceptual, technical, and/or artistic.


All media and text must fit within one 4 inch diameter circle with white beyond (300dpi JPG). Download templates PSD AI INDD


There are no entry fees and no specific eligibility requirements. International entries are welcome.


Send entries to PINcompetition@gmail.com. Include your name, city, state, and country.


Submissions will be judged by a rotating jury of three designers each month. The first place winner has the option of being a juror for a future competition.

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