BORDERS FESTIVAL – Call for applications
Deadline for applications is January 31, 2016 (11.59 PM of your local time).
The festival focuses on the concept of „borders„, between the soul and the body, the man and the city, the city and the ground. The festival analyzes the idea of human and urban borders, how people live them and how they are modified in contemporary society. Every human being lives in a world in which the limits, the borders, shape their attitudes and behaviors, limiting the freedom and creating a sense of alienation. The man reacts breaking the limits and finding a new way of life. We imagine a world of „liquid cities„, where differences create new possibilities and exchange possibilities, instead of being social barriers.
The festival also aims to discover the interpretations of borders between built and unbuilt geographical contexts, the complex spatial mechanisms within contemporary cities and territories. The festival aims to understand these underlying cultural philosophical, political and aesthetic value systems that influence the production of architectural form. The investigation concerns not just territories’ borders: the festival focuses on the design and the construction strategies applied to the contemporary „skin and bones“ architecture, on the thin surface that divides and connects the inner places with the outer spaces, from the single buildings to the huge metropolis’ borderline.
BORDERS festival is organized and curated by Luca Curci (architect, professor of Urban Planning and Interior Design at the Bahcesehir University (BAU) in the department of Rome, founder and director of LUCA CURCI ARCHITECTS, It’s LIQUID Group and International ArtExpo) and Andrea Chinellato (director of Ca? Zanardi and Venice Art House).