Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Qb³ presents [spot]

Registration deadline: Monday, 04 August 2008 by 5pm
Entries due Monday, 11 August 2008 by 5pm

Qb³ presents [spot]

Parking spots (selected by DesignPhiladelphia) along S. Broad Street
17 October 2008, 6-8pm

Philadelphia artists and designers claim the urban parking spot — an idle space between the bustling streets and sidewalks of the city. We invite you to submit a visual proposal for [spot], a series of outdoor interventions that explore the potential dynamics of this momentary public space along Broad Street.

Proposals should evolve the notion that these spots — even if only for a few hours — can be occupied by design and engage with the public. Responding to the condition of the site (a 6’ x 12’ street parking space), entries should mark a moment in the urban landscape, emerge from the noise of SUV’s and double-parked UPS trucks, and provoke new thought on this disregarded public space.

Each submission should provide a clear understanding of the installation’s final design, concept and portability. Proposals must be submitted in a printed 11” x 17” format to be considered, with at least one image showing the proposed design integrated within a parking spot and how it is accessed or viewed by the public. All design/arts disciplines are encouraged to submit an entry for consideration. The competition is open to students, professionals, individuals and groups. The Philadelphia-based jury will select entries to be included in [spot] in conjunction with DesignPhiladelphia 2008.

– Susan Davis, Director, Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority Public Art Program
– Erik Olsen, Erik Olsen Graphic Design
– Janice Woodcock, AIA, KieranTimberlake Associates LLP

Requirements for Submission:(1). 11” x 17” printed board illustrating concept, mounted on foamcore (Layout should include at least one image and 150-word description of the concept). Entrants’ name(s) CANNOT appear on any part of the submission that goes to the jury. All submissions MUST be completely anonymous.(2). CD with digital image files at 300 dpi(3). Sealed envelope with project entry form.

Download entry form pdf here.

Deadlines:Registration: Monday, 04 August 2008 by 5pmFee = $25/entry.
Please make checks payable to “DesignPhiladelphia/Philadelphia University”

Register online here.
Entries Due: Monday, 11 August 2008 by 5pm

c/o Qb³
340 N. 12th Street / Suite 304
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Winners to be Announced: Monday, 08 September 2008
Winners will be notified via email and posted on http://www.designphiladelphia.org/

Exhibition: Friday, 17 October 2008, 6-8pm

Parking spots (selected by DesignPhiladelphia) along S. Broad Street
Please forward all questions to info [at] qb3design.com
Questions concerning [spot] will be answered from 21 July 2008 until 01 August 2008