PUBLIC SUMMER: The Library of Immediacy
SUPERFRONT is happy to announce that on Sunday, June 10th, 2012 SUPERFRONT will host a 2-hour design charrette for PUBLIC SUMMER: LIBRARY OF IMMEDIACY on Governors Island, in partnership with FIGMENT. SUPERFRONT’s PUBLIC SUMMER program offers young designers the opportunity to produce a temporary installation for public programming.
PUBLIC SUMMER: LIBRARY OF IMMEDIACY will be open to the public on weekends from July 21st through September 23, 2012. Unlike most competitions, the juried competition for the design of PUBLIC SUMMER: LIBRARY OF IMMEDIACY does not privilege designers who are able to dedicate more time or more resources to their competition entry. Designers only have the 2 hours on site at the charrette to draft their proposal. The goal is to hone in on concept and strategy, and to level the playing field for designers with minimal time to devote to unpaid competitive endeavors or with less sophisticated software or rendering tools. On the day of the competition, participants will be handed a detailed brief for the LIBRARY OF IMMEDIACY, a semi-outdoor space to support a curated set of public activities on Governors Island. The selected team will have the opportunity to construct their design on Governors Island, in collaboration with SUPERFRONT and FIGMENT. Construction will be supported through donated materials from Materials For The Arts, other partners, and novice construction volunteers.
Winners will be given an honorarium of $500 and a budget of $1500 for materials and construction. The temporary outdoor installation will open on July 21st and will run until September 23rd. The charrette is aimed at (though not limited to) young designers five years or less out of school or under age 35. You may participate as an individual or as a team of up to four people. Please note that on Saturday, June 9, 2012 there will be a Public Summer site visit on Governors Island from 10am-2pm. SUPERFRONT staff will be there to answer any questions.
All directions and detailed information will be emailed to registrants prior to June 9th.