Recently the AIA’s Kiley Arroyo reached out to tell me about this great opportunity for local fashion designers. Designers, especially those working in the area of sustainable design, are encouraged to submit proposals for Architecture and the City, an annual event taking place in September.
Here’s the official info:
Architecture and the City, now entering its 8th year, is the nation’s largest architectural festival showcasing tours, films, exhibitions, lectures, interactive workshops and more. Taking place every September 1-30, the festival offers individuals an unparalleled opportunity to engage with the local architectural community, explore the crossroads of sustainable development, public policy, urban planning and contemporary culture. The festival attracts a diverse audience including architects, designers, engineers, historians, design enthusiasts, artists, environmental activists and the general public. In 2010, almost 20,000 people attended 45 different programs offered throughout San Francisco and Marin counties, in partnership with nearly 100 organizations. The festival offers organizations a unique platform upon which to showcase current work, create new projects or to collaborate with new and novel partners.
While we believe architects will contribute a great deal to solving many of our city’s most pressing social concerns, we recognize that it will take a diverse coalition of creative partners from diverse sectors, to truly move the needle in a meaningful and lasting way. We hope to have the opportunity to work with you and your exemplary organizations this year and to help highlight the important work you do.
Announcing 2011 Architecture and the City festival
Call for Submissions
Taking place every September 1-30, Architecture and the City offers individuals an unparalleled opportunity to experience design in a myriad of ways throughout the city.
AIA San Francisco and the Center for Architecture + Design invite individuals, design practices, companies and cultural institutions to illustrate how they are working in novel ways to inspire a more sustainable future. This year, by selecting Architecture of Consequence as the festival theme, we hope to demonstrate how progressive design and creative problem solving can address some of society’s current challenges relating to food, space, health, social cohesion, energy and time. Specifically, we seek ideas for behind-the-scenes events, innovative tours, interactive workshops, lectures, collaborative discussions and debates, and activities that engage multiple senses such as performances, food tastings, or exhibitions.
Submissions are due Thursday, March 31 at 5:00 pm.
For additional information about the festival and for details around this year’s theme please visit: Visit www.aiasf.org/archandcity