Palm Springs Modernism Week is thrilled to announce the launch of #ModernismProject, our first-ever mobile initiative to encourage the global community of modernism fans to express visually what modernism means to them. The theme of our first challenge is…..#ARCHITECTURE.
Go forth and capture images of any built structures that exhibit the tenets of modernism – function and utility, abstract beauty, sculptural form, symbolism, honesty in materials, use of modern materials and technology. It could be a building, a room, a shack, a facade, an outhouse, a play house, any kind of structure. We just want to see what modernist architecture means to you, today.
And without any further adieu, please meet our special guest judge for this challenge: Bari, Italy-based Archilovers. You may recognize their signature hot pink heart. These folks truly *heart* architecture and they know it inside out and around the globe. It’s precisely because they have such a diverse perspective that Modernism Week has asked Archilovers to be our special guest for this enormous challenge. Their entire editorial team will be on hand to review submissions.
Archilovers is the first true professional network for architects, designers and lovers of architecture from all over the world. It is an international and totally free platform with boundless space, where you can post projects, get to know designers and architects and create your own professional network. The big news, which makes Archilovers unique, is its use of “product tagging” to indicate objects and not people. For the first time you can tag the materials and furnishing objects used, in the project photos, by retrieving them from the archiproducts.com database.
The editorial office of the network comprises 15 architects, interior designers and journalists with over a decade of experience in the sector, whose job is to report the latest news from the world of architecture and design and to scour the thousands of projects we receive daily from architects and architectural offices all over the world, selecting those which catch the eye with something new and innovative to offer. With their keen eye for progressive and stunning design, Archilovers is the perfect judge for this first, exciting, and wide-reaching challenge.
So get ready, set, and shoot!
Twice a month (between now and February), we’ll be issuing a new “challenge” or prompt. Participants are encouraged to submit as many photos as they like. An amazing panel of special guest judges will review all the submissions and pick a lucky winner in each category. Those lucky winners will receive tickets to Modernism Week or a print from the MODSHOP.
To participate in the #Architecture challenge, just follow modernism_week on Instagram and be ABSOLUTELY sure to tag your photos #ModernismProject and #architecture. More on the rules and regulations here. Contest begins at 12:01am PST on Thursday, October 11th and ends at 11:59pm PST on Monday, October 15th. The winner will be announced October 17th.
Tell us what you think!
Photo by Eric Hauser