Open Call: We Need New Concepts

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INST, a new iniciative for the dissemination of the cultural dimension of architecture, invites everyone to participate on its launch exercise.

We need new concepts.

INST’s launch exercise seeks to create a collection of new foundational concepts for the project that is just beginning.

INST calls for the invention of neologisms capable of naming new realities, behaviors, desires and architectures. Binge, bitcoin, burnout, drone, follower, fracking, hacker, hashtag, hipster, meme, cloud, post, procrastination, selfie, timeline, wearable, workaholic are examples of words or meanings that have emerged in the face of new phenomena that demand to be named, and that could, as a whole, define our time.

We are currently living in fast paced times with unpredictable changes that keep us incapable of understanding and enunciating what we are experiencing or what is yet to come. The language must be updated rapidly to put our time into words.

What if the creation of a neologism preceded reality to transform it?

INST calls people related to architecture and design to build together a seasonal dictionary for our areas of action. Each one will contribute new concepts and their definitions. These will form a collective toolbox from which INST will begin to operate.

The set will be public and will be published in a downloadable web dictionary format.

Printed on cloth, the dictionary will also be a fashion collection. We will change the language for this new Spring-Summer season.-

Deadline: Sunday April 26th.For inquiries: [email protected]

Download the information related to this competition here.