Nov 5, 2011

An Act of Sheer

A project organized by Socrates Sculpture Park
and the Architectural League.

Socrates Sculpture Park and the Architectural League invite emerging architects and designers to apply for the opportunity to build and exhibit a full-scale project around the theme of an architectural Folly.  The residency was established to explore the interaction between architecture and sculpture and the increasing overlaps in references, materials, and building techniques between the two disciplines.
Socrates and the League welcome proposals for full-scale projects and installations that explore contemporary interpretations of the architectural folly. 
By definition a fanciful architectural form, built to lend interest to a view or serve as a conversation piece, the folly is an ideal launching point for a dynamic exploration of architectural form and its relationship to sculpture.
The recipient will receive a $5,000 production grant towards realizing the proposed project.  The recipient will also have full access to the studio space and fabrication resources of Socrates Sculpture Park from May 2012 to July 2012.