Unsettling QUEENSTOWN incorporates an Open Archive; a collation and a cross-section of tactics that Australian architects are using in their work that might point to processes of decolonisation of Architecture. In engaging with La Biennale’s overall thematic, the Creative Directors invite responses from Practices that are focussed on tactics, rather than project-based.
As a process-based part of the exhibition that becomes a Laboratory of the Future, the Creative Directors want to avoid predetermined outcomes. As Lesley Lokko has observed, decarbonisation is relatively clear whereas decolonisation is more slippery. Our aim here is to see what practitioners are contemplating, testing, and undertaking.
These tactics might include;
- revealing and reshaping relations between people, place, and nature
- incorporating First Nations knowledges and communities into design
- making spaces inclusive, resonant and meaningful
- connecting with temporality, memory and experience
- incorporating processes open to unfolding and change
To this end we are looking for contributions that can add voice to this conversation and provide research material that may yield some common ground or patterns of thinking.
The process will be conducted in two stages: an initial open call for responses in November-December 2022; and a follow-up for detailed elaboration in January-February 2023.
Identify an architectural component or element; design strategy or tactic; conceptual device or tool; artistic process or technical method; or collaborative configuration that engages with or exemplifies the themes outlined in the call above.
Closing Date for Submissions: 5.00pm AEST, 19 December 2022
Submissions and queries are to be submitted to: email@example.com
Describe this in both written and graphic form on two sheets of A4 paper per submission, preferably handwritten. On the first sheet, the name and written description of the contribution; on the second page, its representation through graphic and architectural language. Multiple submissions from one contributor are possible.
Essential information to include:
- Title of contribution/ Project
- Contact details
Other useful information:
- First Nations placenames if known
- Scale and Orientation
- Relevance to theme
- Creative Directors
- External Advisors