Works+Words

KADK, The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Schools of Architecture, Design and Conservation invites proposals for WORKS+WORDS 2019, Biennale in Artistic Research in Architecture, to be held in the Great Exhibition Hall at KADK from November 28th 2019 to January 19th 2020.

NB! The abstract deadline has been extended until December 14th 12. pm. 

WORKS+WORDS 2019 will present artistic research within the field of architecture in Europe. 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 2019, 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) (link).

Furthermore we kindly ask contributors to develop their work for this biennale in relation to one of the following three categories:

1.                         An abstract project. The contribution reflects on a given architectural problematic through an exploration of architectural media and a written reflection. The contribution is not obliged to follow the standards of an architectural project addressing a site and a programme. 

2.                         A project proposal. The contribution addresses an architectural problematic through the making of a project proposal and a written reflection. The contribution can work with a concrete site and programme, but it is also possible to submit imaginary proposals. The proposal must not be realised.

3.                         A realised project. The contribution presents a realised architectural project through an exhibition object developed for WW2019 and a written reflection.    

The sustainable development goals set by UN in 2015 is the conceptual frame that KADK currently addresses in its activities. We kindly ask contributors to reflect on the societal implications of their projects, in order for WW19 to showcase how architectural researchers relate to the 17 sustainable development goals.

WORKS+WORDS 2019 will show a selection of artistic research in architecture produced between 2015-2019, present reflections in written form and discuss outcomes of research in dialogues held alongside the exhibition.

The scope of WORKS+WORDS 2019 is to frame the status of artistic research in architecture in Europe 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. Exhibitors can 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.

All questions relating to the open call or the biennale should be sent in writing to WORKS+WORDS19@kadk.dk.