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16/02/2011 by architectural competitions


call for submissions deadline: February 28, 2011
accepted submissions annouced: early March
exhibition opens/Monterrey, Mexico: March 2011

Sketching is a fundamental and time-tested tool of design communication, an intuitive practice that conveys ideas and assumptions rapidly and directly.  More recently, the conventional act of sketching has been profoundly transformed by a proliferation of diverse methodologies and emerging digital technologies.  While the perception and notion of what constitutes a sketch continues to expand, many designers are reconsidering and expanding upon the historical role of sketching.  This emerging dialogue reveals unparalleled synergies between 21st century innovation and classical tradition.

Sponsored by the Universidad de Monterrey in association with New York-based curators d3, Sketch, the opening exhibition for Tadao Ando’s lecture to be held at the Universidad de Monterrey in March 2011, seeks to investigate this discourse by embracing the full range and potential of sketching in conceptual design.  Sketch will revisit the use of classical approaches, while engaging with the new technologies that have expanded the opportunities of sketching as a conceptual generator.  The exhibition offers a forum to reflect upon the transformative forces impacting sketching in design.  We invite artists, architects, designers, and students from across the disciplines to join this dialogue.


Guinevere Johnson
Professor, Department of Architecture
DAAD, Universidad de Monterrey

Gregory Marinic
Professor, Department of Architecture
DAAD, Universidad de Monterrey

Ivan Aguirre, curatorial assistant

Submission Requirements:
CV and up to 5 PDF images.  Image format: 28cm x 43cm (11″ x 17″) portrait (vertical) orientation.  Please send documentation to:
subject line: SKETCH

Deadline for submissions is February 28, 2011

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