Rio de Janeiro CityVision Competition is the fifth international ideas competition launched by CityVision and it’s part of the annual programme Sick & Wonder recently published on the issue 8 of homonymous magazine.
The purpose of the competition is to provide a vision on Rio de Janeiro’s future.
We live in a particular period, made so by a broader vision of history itself, for which “the sums don’t add up” and the meaning of “time” has lost its positive and progressive meaning, giving way to a “contemporary time” in which present, past and future (or rather our visions of it) seem to coexist.
Reality is now compromised by the crisis and bad taste has prevailed thanks to the habituation of citizens to “that condition where human beings seek in every way to hold on to their humanity thus absorbing the effects of increasingly harrowing struggles between good and evil “made possible by the institutionalization of behavior, to which we have been used (read: tamed).
So in formulating their planning hypothesis it will be necessary to analyze the city and grasp the essence of its disgust, to then subvert it all through the wonder, that is “a view diametrically opposite to that which until now has been the custom of things for us”
The Rio de Janeiro ideas will be judged by an international jury which will have as president of the jury Aleandro Zaera-Polo and again Jeffrey Inaba, Jeroen Koolhaas, Hernan Diaz Alonso, Pedro Rivera and Cristiano Toraldo di Francia.
Rio de Janeiro CityVision Competition will be judged in June and the award ceremony will take place in October.
Grand total prize of 4.000 Euro.