Coming up next spring, the New Museum will be hosting the third iteration of IDEAS CITY, its festival exploring our urban future. In connection with the upcoming event, the museum, Storefront for Art and Architecture and the city’s Department of Transportation have launched a design competition for outdoor structures to be used in locations throughout the neighborhood. Here’s more about the competition:
A number of stages will be distributed throughout the neighborhood surrounding the New Museum that will become hubs of activity for a street festival taking place on Saturday, May 30 as part of IDEAS CITY 2015. The Competition solicits designs for a work of mobile architecture suited for hosting daring feats of oratory. The winning Competition entry will occupy a designated pedestrianized outdoor space in the vicinity of the New Museum and will host programs and activities including live talks, debates, screenings, performances, games, and workshops. Proposals that address new forms of civic engagement for the urban context and that support interdisciplinary discourse and consider spaces, typologies, and objects including but not limited to the Podium, the Mobile Theater, the Speakers Corner, the Megaphone, the Gavel, and the Protest Booth, are encouraged.
Application details can be found here.