Outcome of the call for proposals for designs of mobile cultural spaces

Posted on April 3, 2009

The Porous City call for proposals for designs of mobile cultural spaces received twenty-five submissions from eight countries.

From January 26-March 20th, the competition website had some 3,000 visitors from around the world. Numerous people sent asked questions and posted the call for proposals on their website.

Submissions from around the world

Visitors from around the world

Fifteen of the twenty-five proposals have been short-listed and will be published in a book in the next few weeks. The book will be released on the web-site and as a print-on-demand publication.

The short-listed teams will receive e-mails from CitySpinning soon (update, april 8th 09: this is in progress now, some of you might have already received e-mails).

Each short-listed team will be requested to license their submission under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.5 India License [link]. After that some images from the submitted proposals, commentary and more details will be posted here.

The short-listed teams are:

  • Amrita Ravimohan & Ekta Idnany [Mumbai, India]
  • Azeer Attari & Dominic Anthony [Mumbai, India]
  • Benoît Maubrey [Brück, Germany]
  • Elina Moreau Braunstein [Sydney,Australia]
  • Harry Westbrook & Nash Colundular [London, UK]
  • Heron-Mazy Studio (J.P. Maruszczak & Roger Connah  Asst: Ryan Manning) [USA]
  • Jelena Grujic and Lea Skrinjar [Novi Sad & Belgrade, Serbia]
  • Jimini Hignett [Amsterdam, The Netherlands]
  • Joao Caria Lopes [Lisbon, Portugal]
  • Joseph Choma [New York, USA]
  • Miguel Valério [Amsterdam, The Netherlands]
  • Nick Tobier (EverydayPlaces) [Detroit & Ann Arbor, USA]
  • Petar Bojovic & Slobodan Krsmanovic [Belgrade, Serbia]
  • Shyamanta Shekhar, Harshavardhan, Srinivas, Sujay Kuncham, Vishnuvardhan [India]
  • Stewart Hicks & Allison Newmeyer [Illinois, USA]

The steps after the short-list, the prize and the post-competition plan (towards getting the DOT on the street in Bengaluru / Bangalore) will also will be posted later next week.

For those who are interested, here are more statistics about the traffic at the competition website:

Visitors from Indian cities

Visitors from Indian cities

Inspite of all the traffic from within India I got only five proposals originating from India. So, either people got to know too late, were busy, lazy or un-motiviated. How do I motivate you, all my fellow citizens of India? This is happening in Bangalore, more local participation would have been great! Besides the web-site, posters were also put by friends and volunteers at numerous architecture and design school in Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore.

A more general view of the Google Analytics dashboard of the competition web-site:

Dashboard view

Dashboard view

More updates soon. Thank you everyone for participating and your enthusiasm! CitySpinning will be announcing more competitions later this year.

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