REcall project: Call for applications




Registration deadline: 
January 30, 2013
Application deadline:
February 15, 2013

REcall Consortium
DPA-Politecnico di Milano

via Golgi 39/block 21/3rd floor

PO Box
Piazza Leonardo da Vinci, 32
IT-20133 Milan, Italy

This call for tenders is part of the REcall project and aims at receiving enthusiastic and thorough proposal for Difficult Heritage—such as the ones coming from XX Century conflicts and wars—re-appropriation interventions. Selected entries will be granted access to one of the two design workshops which will take place in Norway and Italy in 2013. Proposals will be guided towards a successful end, in which those selected entries will compete for a final prize involving an economic contribution.

REcall seeks to formulate a new role of the architectural environment based on invigorated research on the cultural landscapes of WWI and WWII, and to strengthen the attention on the management, documentation and fruition of such a heritage.

The project regards heritage as a dynamic process, involving the declaration of our memory of past events and actions that have been refashioned for present day purposes such as identity, community, legalisation of power and authority. According to the project group, any cultural landscape or urbanscape is characterised by its dynamism, temporality and changing priorities in social perception.

We stress that the research we develop will generate the values to be protected tomorrow. On the strength of this account, our project proposes the development of sustainable and innovative architectural practices for reuse, valorisation and communication of the XXth Century European Conflict Heritage.

Participating institutions
Politecnico di Milano (coordinator)

Aalborg Universitet
Newcastle University
NTNU Trondheim
Falstad center
Museo diffuso della resistenza

In collaboration with:
Ergan Foundation, MACBA, Romsdal Museet, Routes Agency, Snark.

The Prizes
REcall foresees the selection of 10 winning proposals from interdisciplinary teams (more info provided in the 'Call for applications' document), inviting their members to participate in one of the two workshops to take place during 2013 in Norway and Italy.

All selected groups will participate in a final submission and the best proposals will receive:
- Workshop Norway (first prize): 3,000 EUR
- Workshop Italy (first prize): 3,000 EUR
- Workshop Norway (second prize): 2,000 EUR
- Workshop Italy (second prize): 2,000 EUR

Download the call
More info about the project

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