With a view to developing and disseminating the teaching of Bruno Zevi and his method of critical and historical inquiry, The Bruno Zevi Foundation is holding an international competition to award a prize for a historical-critical essay offering an original analysis of an architectural work or theme or an architect of the past or present.
The competition is open to holders of research doctorates with experience in these fields:
– the key role of space in architecture
– the ancient sources of the modern language
– history as methodology of architectural practice
– the modern language of architecture
– landscape and the zero-degree language of architecture
Essays already published in Italy are not eligible. The languages admitted are Italian, English and French. The prize consists of the publication of the essay and in the invitation to give a lecture on the occasion of the award.
In this edition the Jury is composed of: Alexander Levi, Zeuler Lima, Massimo Locci, Luciana Miotto, Alessandra Muntoni.
Those wishing to enter for the competition are required to provide the Bruno Zevi Foundation with all the documents required by no later than June, 30, 2011 (as attested by postmark).
Bruno Zevi Foundation
The Bruno Zevi Foundation was created in September 2002. Its purpose is to honor the memory of Bruno Zevi, a stubborn and impassioned advocate of the integration of democratic values and architectural ideas, and to recall his extraordinary work as a critic, historian and thinker.
To this end, the Foundation will encourage and promote the activities of those wishing to devote their energies to the history of architecture, to theoretical studies and practical endeavors in the fields of architecture, urban planning and landscape, and to art in general. With particular reference to young people, it will also endeavor to foster an understanding of the architectural heritage as inseparably bound up with its literary and scientific counterparts in accordance with the unified and decidedly anti-academic view of culture that Bruno Zevi championed throughout his life.