LABOR > Open Call for BIVOUAC (Switzerland)


*** Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Bivouac call is being postponed, and the project will take place with new dates in spring 2021. More details will be communicated in September 2020. ***

Taking place 2020-2023, situated at the crossroads of art and urban planning, LABOR is an ephemeral urban laboratory to explore sustainable forms of our society. It wishes to meet the challenges of our society by dealing with a major theme: the city of tomorrow.

BIVOUAC is the first event of LABOR. It is an exhibition that takes the shape of an artistic immersion in the 50,000 m2 of La Rasude, a central district totally unknown to the population of Lausanne. From 30 October – 8 November 2020, the public will be invited to explore the area, accompanied by guides. It will be a unique opportunity to discover an extraordinary site through the interventions of artists and architects invited to express their visions of the present and future city. Building is a cultural act. Thus, together with builders and promoters, artists and architects will actively participate in the invention of a new district.

BIVOUAC is organised as an international open call and will select 15 projects. The competition is mainly open to artists, architects, landscape and urban planners but anyone involved in urban development in their respective work field can apply. Once selected, applicants will develop their proposal taking into account the limitations and opportunities of the site and the neighbourhood. Some visits to La Rasude are planned during the competition period (on 25 & 28 March 2020), and there is then an art residency for successful applicants from 19-25 October 2020.

A maximum budget of CHF 8000 (~7580 EUR) per project is foreseen, subject to the finalisation of the general budget of BIVOUAC. Individual or collective applications are accepted and the call for projects is open to people of all nationalities and ages.


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