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The Call Outros Territórios had its deadline closed on February 5.

We are all surprised by the national and international repercussions achieved: there were 297 registrations from 36 countries! We are also enthusiastic about the good quality of the works presented. At the end, 101 proposals were submitted. Out of these, 91 were qualified to be evaluated by the jury.

Check the finalist proposals, honorable mentions and other submissions in the gallery and download the judgment minutes here.

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Other Territories is a suite of ephemeral interventions proposed for a hilly neighborhood in Belo Horizonte: Buritis. The plan envisages an instantaneous transformation of the landscape through the simultaneous occupation of the many stilt systems propping up the hillside buildings.

The array of forgotten spaces, ignored for their unsightly strangeness, will be infused with city life through an event that posits an open field of study: the latent possibilities in the existing city. This will be an opportunity to test new ideas, exchange experiences and awaken sensibilities; a way of showing that modest interventions with limited resources can generate lasting change (whether material or institutional) and become instruments through which to devise alternative solutions for the urban recomposition of such a frayed urban fabric as Belo Horizonte's. Video projections, light art, plays, horticulture, landscape interventions, paintings, objects, ephemeral constructions and extreme sports are just some of the many possible ways these spaces could be occupied.

The interventions will be chosen through a public, international open call for projects and the selected ideas will comprise an exhibition at the left-field venue Viaduto das Artes (Arts Underpass)—Phase I.

Phase II of Other Territories will execute a number of the projects selected during Phase I and organize a free itinerary for visiting the executed works. The idea is to configure a circuit for debate on issues pertaining to the city, explore interfaces between architecture, the visual arts, public lighting and the cityscape, and problematize city management, environmental and architectonic liabilities, urban voids and the real-estate market.

Launch of the Call for Projects
06/11/2018

Deadline for registration and digital receipt of submissions
until 05/02/2019

Requests and queries
until 25/01/2019

Jury sessions
11 to 15/02/2019

Release of the results
18/02/2019

Opening of the exhibition
March 2019

organizers

vazio aurora eduardo de jesus

sponsor

mercantil

institutional support

iab pbh viaduto asbai

media partner

youngbird

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297 registrations and 101 proposals!

The result of the OT Call was a great surprise for all of us who self-initiated this work: almost 300 registrations were received, and 101 proposals were submitted!

Since February 12, all the projects evaluated by the jury are showcased in our Gallery.

The next step is the exhibition design of the show in Viaduto das Artes, whose opening date will be announced soon. All selected proposals and mentions will be part of the exhibit; eventually other entries, too. Soon these teams will be contacted by email.

The second step will be the fundraising for the effective implementation of Phase 2 of the OT project.

We hope to meet all the participants of the Call and all other interested parties (from Buritis neighborhood, from Belo Horizonte, from other cities, from other countries) at the opening at Viaduto as Artes, when we will continue this discussion.

OT Organizers

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published in Feb. 22, 2019, 9 a.m.

Deadline approaching!

it's today! Entries can be submitted up to 23h59, Brasilia (BRT) time.
Good luck!

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published in Feb. 5, 2019, 6 a.m.

Outros Territorios website

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The design of the Other Territories website was done by the designer-programmer-artisan Aline Coutinho. Made in Python, a high-level language that prioritizes the code, the site seems to be (purposely) under construction and its lines leave the organizational structure apparent; the drawing being reworked with user interaction.

Here is Aline's coded, analog-digital CV:

studied architecture* but it was working with design# that she learned programming^>@.
she knits§∆@, crochets§@, embroiders§@, weaves&@, braids§@, makes mistakes, restores@, hacks∑@, cmd+C, cmd+V, cmd+R.

* at FAU-USP
# in quadradão with Andrea Ribeiro e Leandro Lopes
^ learned HTML and CSS from Denis Zanin
> learned Python from Gustavo Ferreira
@ learned on the internet
§ learned from her mother Sandra Coutinho
participated in workshops with Regina Misk and Jessica Costa
& learned how to wave with natural straws from her gradfather Joaquim Brandão
learned from her father José Roberto Araújo

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published in Jan. 27, 2019, 11 a.m.

New deadline

Dear participants,
Due to the holidays (January is the vacation month in Brazil), some jurors will not be available on the week scheduled for the jury sections. Therefore, we had to postpone them for February. The deadline for submission of proposals was also postponed to February 5 - please refer to the new schedule on the homepage of this website.

Good luck to everyone!

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published in Jan. 16, 2019, 9 a.m.

Jury member: Marcos Franchini

One more (seventh and last!) jury member: Marcos Franchini, who will represent the new generation on the OT jury.

Marcos holds a degree in Architecture and Urbanism from PUC-MG (2010) and a master's degree in Metal Construction Sciences from UFOP (2017). He is currently a professor at Pitagoras College in the Architecture and Urbanism course and has taught at UFOP, PUC-MG, and Una graduate studies.

He worked with architect Sylvio de Podestá (2007-20111) and collaborated with the French offices Mu-Architecture and Archicop (2009), and Rizoma (2011-2012), with experience in works and projects at the INHOTIM Institute.

Since 2012 he runs his own office, having been awarded in several national and international competitions. Marcos is a talented draftsman. His work is plural since it relates to the partnerships he seeks to make in each project, be it with other architects, designers, photographers and artists.


Marcos Franchini

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published in Jan. 10, 2019, 9 a.m.

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