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The exhibition of XX Architecture and Urbanism Biennial, “Unpostponable Dialogues”, aims to be a deposit for ideas, projects, initiatives and works that help us reflect on what we consider to be unpostponable in today’s world.

Public Sector

We would like to invite the public sector to contribute with public polices or projects that are focused on, social groups or situations that we consider to be unpostponable. Certain groups, due to their socio-economic status, position in territory, ethnic condition, sexual orientation or other reasons, have been kept out of the reach of traditional public policies. Unpostponable conditions are also problematic in the social, ecological, rural, productive or patrimonial spheres which have occupied a marginal place in the public political discussion. In this way, the call is for a presentation of projects or ambitions that aim towards the inclusion of those who are situated at the margin.

The contributions of the public sector will be more than the exhibition of action of the state, since they will detonate intense dialogues to sensitize citizens capable of informing future public policies.

Academy

We would like to invite universities and research centers  to bring forward a dimension of reality that they consider needs to be investigated, discussed or rethought. These contributions can use as a vehicle of dialogue one or more investigations of architecture, urbanism, landscape or territory that, being a potent provocation, detonate an intense dialogue on things that cannot be further postponed. In its simplest definition, a dialogue is a shared conversation.

However, the difference between a conversation and a dialogue is that the latter presupposes a significant and transformative interchange, that not only connects two opposing positions but also constructs a third reality, opening new possibilities.

This call for submissions is an invitation to show investigations, projects or provocations that impulse us to establish new dialogues that we consider unpostponable for the development of a new profession, in new areas of investigation and in the imagination of a new discipline.

Activism

We would like to invite activists to contribute by exhibiting one of their fights—a dimension of reality for which they have, or believe should be, acted upon. These contributions can use projects of public space, city or territory, as a vehicle of such dialogues.

In its simplest definition, a dialogue is a shared conversation. However, the difference between a conversation and a dialogue is that the latter presupposes a significant and transformative interchange, that not only connects two opposing positions but also constructs a third reality, opening new possibilities.

This call for submissions is an invitation to dialogue with public, exhibiting themes that involve everyone and explore solutions together for problems that we consider to be unpostponable.

Professionals

We would like to invite architects to bring forth a dimension of reality that they consider urgently needs to be approached, projected, discussed or rethought. These contributions are to be vehicles of dialogue in the form of projects (constructed or not) of architecture, urbanism, landscape or territory that trigger an intense dialogue on issues that we cannot keep postponing. In its simplest definition, a dialogue is a shared conversation. However, the difference between a conversation and a dialogue is that the latter presupposes a significant and transformative interchange, that not only connects two opposing positions but also constructs a third reality, opening new possibilities and synthesizing in a third alternative, binary positions.

This call for submissions is an invitation to exhibit projects or provocations that stimulate us to establish new dialogues that we consider to be unpostponable for the development of a new profession, of new areas of intervention and the imagination of a new discipline.

Publications

Publications are vehicles for dialogue. Through them, ideas and arguments that impact the public sphere are proposed, informing debates or posing questions and proposals that modify the lines of discussion.

For this biennial, we are looking for publications that can raise dialogues and aspire to move the axis and shape the discussion. For, although publications might seem to be unidirectional (in which the transmitter and the receptor don’t necessarily come into contact), the ideas or arguments exposed suppose a potentially productive reaction from the reader.

In this way, this call is an invitation to present publications that, through topics and arguments, aspire to generate a dialogue about contemporary issues we are aware of, or even those we don’t yet see as such but that can be anticipated through this format of dialogue.

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