Open Call:  The Boundaries Commissions

Open Call: The Boundaries Commissions

Friday, 28 August 2020, 5.00pm

Architecture at the Edge is seeking applications from architects and artists for The Boundaries Commission, part of Architecture at the Edge Onsite. Through generous funding from the The Arts Council of Ireland, a number of opportunities are now available for 2020.

The Boundaries Commission aims to create a series of spatial or site specific interventions by architects/ artists in the west of Ireland. Architects/ Artists will be asked to respond to the context of the recent debate around public space. How we do shape the public realm in a post-covid19 world and who is it for? Responses may include but are not limited to temporary site specific indoor or outdoor works, temporary installations, workshops or online events.

The commission comes as we are facing profound challenges to civic life. Much of civil society is created from the ‘places between’ - where the boundaries of entry are removed and there is interaction between all communities. Given the necessary isolation for individuals, families, communities and cities, how can we use design to alleviate or improve the physical and psychological contexts and encourage civil and joyous social exchange? Recognising the ‘places between’ as an essential part of social infrastructure can address challenges of isolation, education and social inequality.

Taking the thematic as a starting point, architects/ artists will be asked to develop a project with a specific community in mind that explores their understanding of public and private space.

See link below for further details.


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