Works+Words

KADK, The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Schools of Architecture, Design and Conservation invites proposals for WORKS+WORDS 2017, Biennale in Artistic Research in Architecture, to be held in the Great Exhibition Hall at KADK from March 23rd to May 7th 2017.

WORKS+WORDS 2017 will present artistic research within the field of architecture in Denmark and other Nordic countries. Artistic research aims at developing new ground in the field of architecture and is characterized by combining the making of works with reflections in words. Artistic research is defined as an integrated part of an artistic process, which leads to a public accessible work and is accompanied by intellectual reflection on as well the process itself as the presentation of the finished work.

WORKS+WORDS 2017, Biennale in Artistic Research in Architecture operates with three criteria for artistic research within the field of architecture, as defined by KADK: Clarity, Density, Depth (please download further information regarding criteria).

WORKS+WORDS 2017 will show a selection of artistic research in architecture produced between 2014-2017, present reflections in written form and discuss outcomes of research in dialogues held alongside the exhibition.

The scope of WORKS+WORDS 2017 is to frame the status of artistic research in architecture in Denmark and other Nordic countries by presenting works produced by architects who are researchers or research students working within the field of artistic research, chosen from submissions to this open call.

The final submissions must take the form of an artefact and a commentary paper. We welcome submissions of both final research and work-in-progress.

The biennale explores various formats suited for the development and dissemination of artistic research. All exhibitors will be asked to present their works in a series of Dialogue groups, which the curators are organizing, spread out for the duration of the biennale. The first Dialogue will be part of the opening of the biennale and will take place Friday March 24th.

The content of WORKS+WORDS 2017 will be included in an online archive and the exhibitors will become members of an international network on artistic research in architecture.