We are opening the period for the submission of projects to take part in the 8th edition of eme3 Festival to be held in Barcelona from June 27th to 30th at Fabra y Coats while the exposition will remain open until July 30th with a program of activities.

According the eme3 philosophy to provide every year visibility to innovative proposals, we launch a call for projects already complete or in progress in line with the 2013’s topic, TOPIAS, which can be presented in the following sections and formats:

SHARE-IT: It aims to show both realized and to-be-realized projects, in the format of a panel, a small scale prototype, a video, web and interactive application or any other volumetric format that may fit in 2x2x2m and will be produced and installed by the participant. Proposals are also accepted as workshops or actions. The originality of the proposals and the presentation will be an added value for the selection criteria; therefore we make a call to the creativity and inventing capacity of the participants. We will appreciate that the presentation doesn’t only focus on the result, but also on the process, parameters and evolutions of the project. We invite participants to mix the above mentioned different format presentations.
Eme3 will be in charge of producing the material in a printed format, whereas the participating team will produce all the other materials.

BUILD-IT: We are opening a call for proposals to use the court of Fabra y Coats (see annex (pdf)) called eme3_Plaza
The aim of the build-it section is to create a space, like an urban activator, that serves as a container for different activities during the summer.
A cultural program will be organized during the Festival, also in July, to be defined with the users of eme3_Plaza (neighbors, cultural associations, collectives already acting in the creation factory in Fabra y Coats.)
The space eme3_Plaza could for instance consider (to be considered only as examples):
• bar and terrace zone
• stage for an open air cinema, performances, concerts, debates.
• urban garden
• small “wet” area with mini-pool (maximum 30 cm of depth), humidifiers
It should be hand-built over a period of 1 to 2 weeks by a team of volunteers.
Eme3 will provide basic tools and will support the realization of the project with a maximum amount of 3.000€ given in the form of materials, understanding that any cost surpassing this budget shall be on the participants account.
The winning participant may bring supplementary materials coming from reused materials or donations.

Applicants: who can participate
To the call for projects eme3 invites to participate architects, designers, trans- disciplinary groups, artists and other professionals or citizen who have a proactive attitude when approaching inherent problems to contemporary cities and architecture, understanding that the necessities of the actual metropolis go beyond a merely buildable approach.

What type of projects can participate:
We are searching for projects that are product of a critical reflection to reality, with an eye on the political, economic and social context. These projects may address issues that revolve around society, ecology, politics, the transmission of knowledge or even the own architectural and urbanistic discipline. There is no specific format that defines the type of proposals, therefore publications, strategies and systems of work, video installation, prototypes of building materials; artifacts, mappings and/or architectural and urban projects are accepted.

Registration process:
Registration is free of cost.
Proposals whose presentation is incomplete will not be taken into account in the selection process.
The projects will be received only by email to the following address: mercado@eme3.org. Any presentation of the project has to be accompanied by the registration form (to be downloaded HERE. The files should not exceed the 15Mb, while those over 6Mb have to be sent through a web for big files transfer (wetransfer.com, yousendit.com, dropbox.com, etc). The subject of the message has to be “call for projects Eme3_2013”.
For any questions or further information please get in touch via mail to: mercado@eme3.org before the 16th April 2013.

Presentation of the projects:
Projects have to be presented in English or Spanish.
All projects, either from SHARE-IT or BUILD-IT will be accompanied with a presentation or brief biography referring to the person or team in a maximum of 200 words in a Word document, together with the completed registration form.
SHARE-IT: the projects will be presented in a maximum of 3 dinA3, with images and texts using a typography not smaller than 8. They must include the description of the concept and the intention of the project without surpassing the 500 words. Images, renders, photographs or plans that help explaining the project and it presentation format can sum up to 8 images. The names of the team and the project should appear on all sheets.
BUILD-IT: projects will be presented in a maximum of 3dinA3, with images and texts using a typography not smaller than 8. They must include the description of the concept and the intention of the project without surpassing the 500 words. Images, renders, photographs or plans (at scale) that help explaining the project can sum up to 8 images. An accompanying document shall contain an explanation of the assemblage of the proposal, the estimated time of montage, the number of person and a detailed list of materials (including quantities). The names of the team and the project should appear on all sheets.

Deadline for submissions:
The last day to send the proposals is 19th April 2013

Process of selection:
The teams and/or pre-selected people could be contacted by the organization to clarify any doubts before the confirmation of their selection.
The projects will be selected according to the following criteria:
Quality and creativity of the proposal
Discursive coherence with the thematic of 2013
Quality and comprehension of the representation
Economic and logistic viability of the proposal

The Jury will be composed of:
Members of the Scientific Committee of eme3 and the Board of Directors of the Jesús Serra Foundation.

Monday 18th March: opening of the call for projects
Tuesday 16th April: closing of the period for questions & answers
Friday 19th April: submission deadline of the call for projects
Friday 26st April: confirmation of the selected participants
Tuesday 21st May: closing of the reception of the material for the catalogue, web page and printed material according to the specified features by the organization on 26st April. (English and Spanish required)
Wednesday 26th June: inauguration of the Festival
Any change in the calendar will be announced on the website of www.eme3.org

SHARE-IT : During the Festival eme3, the Foundation Jesús Serra will reward three projects selected by the Jury. All the participants of the modality SHARE-IT, regardless the format of their participation, will be eligible for the Award.
First prize: 3.000 euros
Second prize: 2.000 euros
Third prize: 1.000 euros

BUILD-IT: the prize consists in the financing of a maximum of 3.000 euro (VAT included) in the form of materials to carry out the chosen proposal. The selected proposal may exceed the 3.000€ budget, the additional costs will be provided by the participants, either through sponsorship, materials transfer or through own funding.
If the participants selected for the Build-it have to commute over 100 km to reach Barcelona, accommodation will be covered for one person of the winning team for a maximum of 7 nights, as well as the meals for those days.

*The Jury reserves the right to leave the Awards vacant if none of the proposals accomplishes satisfactorily the objectives (valid for both modalities of participation).

Property rights:
The selected projects might be subject to publications or promotional material, and may be used in the communications done by eme3 as long as there is a reference made to their authorship.

download the bases (pdf) here
download the annex (pdf)here