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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 11/01/2019

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

blog

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.

Buritis: under construction

buritis_em_obras

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published in Jan. 4, 2019, 9 a.m.

Territories Other

This is a short essay by Eduardo de Jesus, one of the organizers and also member of the OT jury.



The (social) space is a (social) product
Henri Lefebvre

What territories do we produce and invent in the typical disputes and interactions of everyday life? How to produce-invent territories in the heterogeneous domain of contemporaneity between real and virtual? How do these spaces work? These are some of the issues that point to and animate the project Outros Territorios (Other Territories) and which ask us for panoramic and transdisciplinary visions to perceive the complexity present in the operations between fixed and flows that characterize spaces and their dynamics.

The spaces with their ephemeral occupations, as proposed by the project, sliding through different fields of knowledge such as art, architecture, urbanism and geography among many others can trigger new visions about territorialities, their modes of use and connections with the environment. From the powers triggered by the ephemeral occupations may emerge experiences that - in the urgency of the city and its assemblages - reverberate in our processes of subjectivation to reach new ways of seeing and interacting with the city and its flows.

If the permanence of the more fixed forms of occupation of spaces and territories activates our memory between collective and personal, experiencing the ephemeral propositions (which can displace-invent uses and functions) is the same as opening a line of escape to other freer imaginations, like the construction of a fleeting memory of the city in motion reconfiguring not only our ways of perceiving space and time, but the whole set of social, cultural and political relations that affect our experiences in the territories of the city.

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published in Jan. 2, 2019, 8 a.m.

Jury member: Lúcia Koch

Another member of the jury: Lúcia Koch. :)

Lúcia is a multimedia artist, sculptor and photographer from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS) and PhD in visual arts from the School of Communications and Arts of the University of São Paulo (ECA/USP), where she teaches. She participated in the founding of Grupo Arte Construtora (1992/1996), a cooperative of artists whose proposal was to occupy unusual spaces with their interventions, producing them autonomously and with a strong interest in domestic and public spaces; and the Jardim Miriam Arte Clube (Jamac, 2004-2006), performing artistic projects in the outskirts of São Paulo. Among the various group exhibitions, we mention the 2nd and 5th Mercosul Visual Arts Biennial (1999 and 2005), Biennial of Pontevedra, Spain (2000), Panorama da Arte Brasileira (MAM, 2001 e 2007), Istanbul Biennial (2003), São Paulo Biennial (2006), Aichi Triennale, Nagoya (2010), Lyon Biennial (2011), Sharjah Biennial (2013), and Prospect 3, New Orleans (2014), among others.

"The work of Lucia Koch thinks the space, which can pass for the reference to architectural typologies, but not necessarily. It is that the architectural construction, although it is part of what constitutes the space, is far from defining it in its totality."

Lúcia has works in several public collections of the world, such as: Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo, MAMAM (Recife, Brazil), MAM/SP, MAC/PR, MAC/RS, LACMA - Los Angeles County Museum of Art , ARCO Foundation (Spain) and Musée d'Art Contemporain de Lyon - MAC (Lyon, France), among others.

Lúcia Koch

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published in Dec. 28, 2018, 6 a.m.

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