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Open Call for Projects

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Open Call for Projects Porto Design Biennale ’21 invites designers and cultural agents to present projects that are able to enrich the reflection on the general theme Alter-Realities: Designing the Present in the areas of exhibitions/installations, interventions/events, collaborations/co-productions, workshops/training, discussion/colloquia, and publishing/editions.

This edition, operating in pandemic times, asks, How can we make and prototype together, reveal, critique and amplify Alter-Realities in order to reorientate ourselves towards futures where trust in each other is restored, where regeneration not destruction is evident, and where we find a new relationality between us and Others?

The projects to be supported, in a maximum of 10, will autonomously integrate the Satellite Activities programming of the PDB’21 Alter-Realities: Designing the Present and must be held or exhibited during the PDB’21, between June 4th and July 25st, 2021.

Candidates are responsible for selecting and booking the spaces; they must check the space’s availability with those responsible for it prior to the submission of the application. The map provided by PDB’21 is merely illustrative of the types of spaces existing in the cities, and it is not intended to be a thorough list.

Authors must choose and propose their venue[s] of preference, necessarily located in the territorial scope of the two cities that promote the PDB – Porto and Matosinhos.

Requests for clarifications should be send to callforprojects@portodesignbiennale.pt

Opening date for the submission of applications
November 10, 2020

Requests for clarification
Until December 4, 2020 / Extended until December 18, 2020

Until December 11, 2020 / Extended until December 31, 2020

Closing date for the submission of applications
11:59 pm, January 17, 2021