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03 November 2014

Fairy Tales II – Registration Open

Blank Space have opened registration for the second Fairy Tales competition – building on the success of last year’s entries which culminated in a beautiful book of ideas and imagery, exploring the idea of fairy tales in architecture.

The winners of the the 2014 competition, Nicolas O’Leary and Kevin PH Wang,  exhibited with Scene in ‘It All Starts with a Dream‘, with their surreal dreamscapes which re-imagined Alice in Wonderland for the modern day.

Chapter Thirteen by Nick O'Leary and Kevin P Wang

Chapter Thirteen by Nicolas O’Leary and Kevin PH Wang

A few words form the press release:

The Fairy Tales competition invites architects, designers, writers, artists, engineers, illustrators, students and creatives to submit their own unique architectural fairy tales. The scale, location, and program of the submission is up to each entrant. A successful entry crafts a text narrative, along with 5 images, in the most spectacular way possible.

The entries to the 2015 Fairy Tales competition will be reviewed by some of the most influential authorities in architecture, design, art, storytelling, and even business and entrepreneurship. The jury includes Anish Kapoor (Sculptor), Paola Antonelli (Senior Curator of Architecture & Design at the MoMA), Karim Rashid (Designer), Yves Behar (CEO of Fuseproject), John Hoke (VP Global Design at Nike), Jaime Derringer (Founder, Design Milk), Stanley Tigerman, FAIA (Tigerman McCurry Architects), Juergen Mayer (J Mayer H Architects), Shohei Shigematsu (Partner, OMA), Hunter Tura (CEO, Bruce Mau Design), Andy Hunter (Co Founder, Electric Literature), Matthew Hoffman and Francesca Giuliani (Co Founders, Blank Space).

In addition, Blank Space has partnered with the best architecture and design publications out there: Design MilkDwellArchinectBustler and Archdaily. They will confer the winning entries to millions of design fans around the world, giving these unique architectural fairy tales the recognition they deserve.

“We created the Fairy Tales competition to reinstate architecture’s value and place in today’s world, to uncover truths about how architecture shapes society and how society shapes architecture,” says Francesca Giuliani.

To register for Fairy Tales 2015 and for more detailed information, please visit: www.blankspaceproject.com

 

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