LIBRARY x DESPLANS presents
Call for Architecture Drawings | THE ISLAND: between utopia and metaphor for reality
Deadline 15th June 2018
“Call for Architecture Drawings” is a contest that aims to focus attention on a graphic research thoughts reflections and themes that emerged from literature, cinema, philosophy compared to Architecture.
The participation at the contest is free and open to all.
Each participant is invited to draw an illustration designed to represent a graphically thought, a reflection originated from the main theme.
These illustrations should not be connoted by the marks of common architectural elaborate but must have a deep graphic research that aims to investigate the limits of the classical representation on the ridge of the architectural discipline.
The main theme has a specific topic but keeps the doors of the expression open. It is a suggestion that every participant should interpret in his own way with his personal style.
THE ISLAND: between utopia and metaphor for reality
The island summarises the double value inherent in the utopia:
– On one hand, “it generates tension towards new horizons, an aspiration that is well suited to the mentality of the utopist in conflict with his world”. (Fortunati 1995a: 199-205)
– On the other hand, in its realization, closure and limitation: metaphysically, and ontologically, everything is contained in the island, a space that always refers to itself, and thus becomes an obsession.
At the base of the utopian construction, there is a double movement, of opening and closing, of dilatation and contraction, which Tournier compares suggestively to the diastole and the systole of the human heart.