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Open Call: LINA
LINA are seeking emerging spatial practitioners, thinkers, and creatives to become LINA fellows. Apply with your radical idea, practical solution, theoretical insight or thought-provoking practice addressing the environmental crisis. 25 selected authors will be invited to co-create the LINA Architecture Programme, a series of events taking place across Europe, and present at the LINA Conference.
LINA is a European platform: a network of 32 institutions working at the intersection of architecture and other fields related to spatial culture. We work to promote emerging thinkers and practitioners. Our goal is to steer design and building processes towards regenerative practices and principles of de-growth.
What LINA Does
LINA’s growing alliance of museums, universities, research networks, foundations, triennials, biennials, and other European and Mediterranean organisations—LINA members—carries out a series of events taking place all over Europe. Individuals and teams, selected at our annual Open Call, are invited to collaborate in the events of the LINA Architecture Programme.
The LINA Architecture Programme is supported by the European Union within the eligible countries of the Creative Europe Programme.
Click here to see the programmes you can be a part of.
What LINA are looking for
We are looking for innovative individuals and collectives who apply their theoretical and practical knowledge to better our common future. We’re searching for innovators who develop spatial practices that question the status quo. We want to welcome new and emerging voices to make their mark and help amplify their radical ideas.
We are looking to give a platform to those who have not yet broken through to the international audience, and are not yet established in their respective fields. Age is not a limit.
We are looking for those wanting to participate in mentoring, teaching, residencies, research, writing, who want to present their work, and develop meaningful programmes. Though travel is not always a necessity, we are looking for those interested in international collaboration. We want to promote people who care for the future of our planet and who share our ethical values.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Only residents of the 40 Creative Europe countries can apply. Read more here.
How future LINA fellows are selected
Participants are selected on the basis of one project (this can be an idea, initiative, framework, proposal, publication, practice, or concept; practical or theoretical), and not their entire CVs. They do not necessarily have to be realised, but should be developed and considered. We are interested in a wide range of projects that address the environmental crisis and its ethical and social implications, with a focus on fields related to spatial culture.
This project illustrates your way of thinking, your values and competences. Representatives of our member organisations will read through your presentation and vote on projects that bring the most innovative, thought-through, and radical ideas. This Open Call is not intended for the development or realisation of the entered projects, though some collaborations may facilitate it.
Within the application form, please feel free to expand on your existing project with proposals for its development, or elaborate on your background and experiences that give your perspective a unique voice.
Learning, Interacting and Networking in Architecture
All applications will be published on the LINA website. Applications will be evaluated by the members of the LINA General Assembly, selection will be confirmed by the LINA Governing Board.
We’ll help your projects get seen and heard within the international community. Authors of the selected projects, LINA fellows, will present their work at the LINA Conference in Copenhagen. There, they’ll be invited to match up with LINA members, invited to take part in their activities, and become part of the LINA Architecture Programme 2023–24.
The platform will cover travel within Europe (up to 350 EUR) and accommodation costs for LINA fellows who are invited to attend the LINA Conference in Copenhagen. Platform members will cover travel within Europe, accommodation costs, and provide honoraria for participants they’ve invited to take part in their events, in accordance with their individual agreements.
Please read through the Terms and conditions carefully, as eligibility restrictions apply: only individuals from the 40 Creative Europe countries can participate.
Got more questions? Check out the frequently asked questions here.
- Deadline for submitting applications: 1 August 2023 at 11.59 PM CET
- Open Call results: 15 September 2023
- LINA Conference: 9 — 10 October 2023, Copenhagen
- LINA Architecture Programme 2023—2024: 1 November 2023 — 31 May 2024 hosted by LINA members across Europe
Check your eligibility and fill out the application form by clicking here.
Full information on the LINA Open Call can be found by clicking here.