CALL FOR ENTRIES

EXHIBITION ''TOWARDS A CRITICAL RURALITY''

THE WINNERS

Audrey Snyder (USA) – Campagna/Campana/Campo

Category A Rural design / systemic design objects

Katrin Krupka & Caterina Plenzick (Germany) – Refused Matter

Category B – New naturally based materials

Marta Bovio & Marco Manfra – Roots. The vegetal textile in the area of Matese

Category C - Projects or processes inspired by the principles of circular economy and systemic design.

OTHER SELECTED WORKS

CATEGORY A

Anne Marie Maes (Belgium) – Intelligent Guerrilla Beehive

Grazia De Carlo (Italy) – Outfit

Vincenzo Tenore (Italy) – Prêt-à-porter

Ruobing Tang & Co. (China) – Dandelion Seeds

CATEGORY B

Enrica De Falco (Italy) – Naturalmente Colore

Violano Del Prete (Italy)- Innovative Grown Bio-based Material (IGBM)

Antonio De Falco (Italy) – AgriBioM

Faith Kane & Tanya Ruka (New Zealand) – Harakeke

Sandy Heffernan (New Zealand) – Materials of Matese

Tiziana Monterisi (Italy) – RiceHouse

CATEGORY C

Antonietta Izzo (Italy)- Practices of territorial custody

Cinzia Silvia Zonta, Teresa Dardo & Mirco Corato (Italy) – terrazziAmo

Giorgio Deplano (Italy) – Campi D’Arte

Emanuela Ascari (Italy) – Carbon Negative

A-01 (A Company / A Foundation), Oliver Schütte and Marije van Lidth de Jeude (Costa Rica / Netherlands) with Bill Price, Brown Endowed Chair, School of Architecture, Prairie View A&M University (United States) – The Chira Project

Licia Longobardi (Italy) – Ancient roses

Fabrizio Milani & Simona La Neve (Italy) – Mesale

Sandy Heffernan (New Zealand) – Colour for Matese

Nello Antonio Valentino & Aniello Rega (Italy) – Canopic rebirth

Federica Manzitti (Italy) – Verses

Giovanni Vultaggio (Italy) – The roots of theatre



The Rural Design concept derives from the need to develop a new gaze that interprets the territory in a dynamic way, focusing attention on the connections within an organism and between organisms. This gaze is capable of advancing concrete planning proposals, immediately expendable, but also implementable over time.

Specifically, the design must be oriented by ecological and systemic criteria.

The designer (in its broad sense) must conceive production processes in which the output of one system can become another’s input (circular economy) and elaborate visions and plans that take into account the whole system that generates processes, products, services and environments, as well as the flows of materials and energy between the different phases that distinguish their life cycles, favoring the use of renewable or low environmental impact resources and a proper end-of-life treatment. Until a few years ago, all these aspects were not taken into account in the design practice.

In this new scenario, new images of the agricultural environment are elaborated: not only as a place for material goods production, but also as a source of symbolic goods

Nature, the main producer of the symbols of this environment, is the foundation for a new conception of rurality and to redefine city-countryside relationships. By being aware of the complexity of these processes, we are also forced to confront the generosity and fragility of nature itself. In this framework, cultivating – in its broadest sense of managing the soil seen as a common heritage and of primary activity for human existence – deserves special attention and requires a critical reworking of the rurality itself.

PURPOSE of the CALL FOR ENTRIES

Artists, designers, architects, start-ups and researchers from all over the world are invited to participate in this call, by sending works which adhere to this redefinition of rurality, investigate the relationship between the urban and the peripheral areas, as well as  those between human activities and natural cycles. Candidates are invited to confront and engage, primarily, but not exclusively, with the resources typical of the Matese area – raw materials, production waste, construction techniques, local crafts – that will host the first edition of the Rural Design Week.

The participants in the exhibition “Towards a Critical Rurality”, part of the first edition of Rural Design Week, regardless of the resources – natural, economic and socio-cultural – that will be used for their works, can contribute to the following categories:

  • Category A: Rural design / systemic design objects
  • Category B: New naturally-based materials
  • Category C: Projects or processes inspired by the principles of circular economy and systemic design.

All the selected works – e.g. artifacts or products, installations, new materials or processes – will be exhibited (or realized in situ, in agreement with the authors/designers) in the Municipality of San Potito and in the surrounding areas.

VISITS: For those interested, the proponents of this call will be available to conduct visits of the territory. Visits can be booked until 26 April, to do so please send an email to info@ruraldesignweek.com

COMPETITION PROMOTER

Ru.De.Ri – Rural Design per la Rigenerazione dei Territori

www.ruderi.org

HOW TO APPLY

Download the documents provided below

If you apply for an individual work/project please download the document clicking the “Individual Project” button, if you want to apply as a team please click on “Team Project”




The documents (Annex A, Annex B, Privacy) must be sent to the following address:
info@ruraldesignweek.com

If the attachments exceed 20MB, they can be sent via WeTransfer to info@ruraldesignweek.com   

For clarifications on the call, it is possible to send enquiries up to 26 April 2019.

Deadline: 5 May 2019

Once the authors have been notified of the selection of their works (13 May 2019) they will receive an invitation to send their contribution by 24 May 2019 to be set up (the withdrawal should be communicated to the organization by the 19th of May 2019).

Administrative fees:

To apply for this call it is necessary to fulfill the administrative fees with a contribution of €40.00, to be paid by bank transfer to:Recipient: RU.DE.RI Rural Design per la Rigenerazione dei Territori

IBAN: IT67Y0538775300000002966452

BIC/Swift: BPMOIT22XXX

with the following payment description: “Participation RDW 2019”.

Please attach the receipt to the application.

Official languages: Italian and English

Eligibility

The call is free and open to all, without age or nationality restrictions.

To participate, you must send your application by the 5th of May 2019, by filling the Annexes A, B and Privacy and attaching the bank transfer receipt.

JURY COMPOSITION and WINNERS SELECTION

The jury is presided by Mario Festa (architect, President of the Ru.DeRi Association) and composed of:

  • Marco Scotini – Head of NABA Visual Arts and Curatorial Studies Department  (Milano, Italy)
  • Iain Chambers – Professor of Cultural and Postcolonial Studies at the Oriental University in Naples and Founder of the Center for Postcolonial and Gender Studies of the Oriental University.
  • Michael Obrist – Architect, partner of Feld72 studio and Professor of Housing Construction and Design at the Technische Universität of Wien (Austria)
  • Rihards Funts – Designer – Latvia
  • Serenella Sala – Scientific Officer and Scientific Project Manager at the Joint Research Center of the European Commission – Italy
  • Ugo La Pietra  – Designer – Italy
  • Maria Thereza Alves – Artist – Brazil
  • Fernando Garcia Dory – Artist- Agro-ecologist – Spain

The jury will evaluate the contributions to be set up in the Matese Regional Park and included in the exhibition catalog. The selected works will be notified by 13 May 2019).

Three winners will be selected, one for each of the following categories:

  • artifact related to rural design/ systemic design
  • new material based on natural components
  • project or process based on the principles of circular economy/ systemic design

The winners (one for each category) will receive a prize of €1,500 and will be invited to publicly present their contribution during the Matese Rural Design Week (travel expenses, board and lodging will be covered by the organizers).

In addition, the jury will select other works of particular note, which will be exhibited from May 31st to June 9th 2019 in the San Potito municipality and surrounding areas, both indoors and outdoors, taking into account the specific characteristics and needs of the individual contributions.

The jury will also assign a special mention to one of the selected works: an art residency (from 10 March to 7 April 2020) at the Art Center “La Regenta”, an exhibition space in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. The residency, offered by “La Regenta”, includes: accommodation (with kitchenette), €400* for board expenses, a production space, a €500* fee and the chance to present the work to the public of the Art Center at the end of the residency period.

(*VAT must be deducted from the two amounts, based on the percentage in force in the winner’s country of residence)

Information

Website: www.ruraldesignweek.com

Contact email: info@ruraldesignweek.com

Personal data

Please read Privacy and Annex B documents.

DEADLINES

26 APRIL: Enquiries about the call and booking visits to Matese territories

5 MAY: Deadline to send the application

13 MAY: Notice of selection of works/projects

19 MAY: Notice of withdrawal

24 MAY: Deadline to send artworks/projects

FAQ


What is the deadline to send the application?

Applications must be submitted within 5 May 2019. After this date, it is not possible to submit documents, add documents or data, or make changes.

The payment of the administrative fees must also be received no later than this date.


Is the application free?

No, you must fulfill the administrative fees with a contribution of € 40.00, to be paid by bank transfer to:

Recipient: RU.DE.RI Rural Design per la Rigenerazione dei Territori

IBAN: IT67Y0538775300000002966452

BIC/Swift: BPMOIT22XXX

with the following payment description: “Participation RDW 2019”.

Please attach the receipt to the application.


What documentation shall I attach to apply?
    • Annex A
    • Max 5 high definition images (30 MB max overall) or a video (max 1 min.; with a YouTube or Vimeo link, if available). The individual images must have a resolution of 300 dpi.
    • 3. Annex B
    • 4. Privacy
    • 5. Wire transfer receipt for the administrative charges


What kind of works/projects are accepted?

We accept proposals for artworks (tangible or conceptual), materials, processes still to be realized or already realized (totally or in part) with no limits about the type of language or support used (i.e. objects, installations, videos, photos, performance, etc..)


How many projects/works can I submit?

You can submit max 3 proposals for each category. We kindly remind you to fulfill the administrative fees for each project sent.


Is it possible to send a team artwork/material/project?

Yes, both team and individual artwork/material/project are accepted.


Who will pay for the shipping and installation expenses?

The shipping and the installation expenses will be borne by the participant. If the material shipment is too expensive, an alternative exhibition method will be agreed among the parties.


Is the call open to both students and professionals?

Yes, it’s open to everyone.


To whom shall I send the application?

You must download the documentation from www.ruraldesignweek.com/call, fill the documents and send them back to info@ruraldesignweek.com


Who will pay for travel, board and lodging expenses in case the work will be selected?

Travel, board and lodging expenses will be covered by the organizers only in case the work received a prize or a special mention. In case a team will be awarded, travel, board and lodging expenses will be covered for just one person invited to represent the team at the exhibition. The other members are welcome to join us, but they will travel and stay at their expenses.


When will the award ceremony take place?

It will take place on 31 May 2019.


What is the prize?

 

  • For each category, the most deserving work will be awarded a prize of 1,500 euros.

 

  • The jury will also assign a special mention to one of the selected works: an art residency (from 10 March to 7 April 2020) at the Art Center “La Regenta”, an exhibition space in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. The residency, offered by “La Regenta” includes: accommodation (with kitchenette), €400* for board expenses, a production space, a €500* fee and the chance to present the work to the public of the Art Center at the end of the residency period.

(*VAT must be deducted from the two amounts, based on the percentage in force in the winner’s country of residence). Travel and other expenses must be paid by the participant. The Art Center website is www.laregenta.org


Can I apply for more than one category?

Yes, you can.


Can I apply sending more than one work/project?

Yes, you can.


I tried to send the application but the email bounces back, what can I do?

Please check that the documentation does not exceed the limit of 20MB, if that is the case send the documents via Wetransfer (www.wetransfer.com) to info@ruraldesignweek.com

If you still have troubles please call+39 3209566990.


THE JURY

Mario Festa

Architect- President of Ru.De.Ri - Italy

Ugo La Pietra

Designer – Italy

Marco Scotini

Head of NABA’s Visual Arts Department and Artistic Director of FM Center for Contemporary Art in Milan - Italy

Iain Chambers

Professor of Cultural and Postcolonial Studies at the Oriental University in Naples and Founder of the Centre for Postcolonial and Gender Studies of the Oriental University - Italy

Maria Thereza Alves

Artist – Brazil

Rihards Funts

Designer- Latvia

Michael Obrist

Architect at feld72 studio- Professor at Technische Universität – Austria

Fernando García Dory

Artist, Agro-ecologist, Spain

Serenella Sala

Scientific officer and scientific project manager at the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission

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