CAFÉ Calls for Manifestos

As part of the CAFÉ initiative (Canadian Architecture Forums on Education), students, faculty and professionals are invited to submit a manifesto, articulating a vision, question or concern about the future of architecture.

Manifestos may describe a desire or demand, a provocation or protest, a call to action or a call to pause, think and act differently. Manifestos may be submitted as a 2-minute video, poster, image, or text (multiple submissions are welcome).

Submissions will be reviewed by a jury and select contributions with be recognized with a book award. All submissions will inform the vision and priorities of a proposed architecture policy for Canada. The next deadline is January 15th, with subsequent rolling deadlines in February, March, April and May.

Full details and an entry form are available here:

Two winning manifestos have already been selected in the program, which will award up to 12 prizes in all. The two winners are Philip Moreau of Dalhousie University for his graphic poster “How Eye See Architecture” and Laure Nolte and Luke Stock, for the mission statement for their design collective, Supernatural.

The call for manifestos is tied to a larger initiative towards building an Architecture Policy for Canada, which includes consultations at architecture schools across the country. CAFÉ workshops will held on the following dates:

CAFÉ Ontario, Ryerson University, Feb. 6
CAFÉ Prairie, University of Manitoba, Feb. 28
CAFÉ West, University of Calgary, Mar. 12

Consultations with the professional community have been ongoing through the Rise for Architecture initiative.