Tenancingo Square Mediascape Competition

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Tenancingo Square Mediascape Competition

Human Trafficking Design Contest, Mexico: call to designers to reimagine a square

Mar 5, 2017

Tenancingo Square Mediascape Contest – arch out loud competition

HUMAN TRAFFICKING – Tenancingo Square Mediascape Competition

Architectural research initiative arch out loud are hosting a competition addressing human trafficking and calling on designers to reimagine the square of Tenancingo Municipality, Mexico where this issue is prevalent.

Encompassing both labor and sex, human trafficking denies basic freedoms and degrades life to mere commodification. Traffickers prey on vulnerable populations, employing a multitude of sophisticated strategies to lure or coerce individuals into lives of forced service. An eradication of trafficking demands stringent and absolute global enforcement of human rights. A s olution f urther e ntails concentrated effort to reform areas where illicit behaviors have become normalized.

Tenancingo Square Mediascape Competition

In source communities, such as Tenancingo Municipality, Mexico, human trafficking has become industry, sustaining both the wealth of its citizens and international networks of illegal human exchange. Positioning itself in such a context, arch out loud seeks to investigate architecture’s capacity to challenge entrenched exploitation.

arch out loud challenges designers to reimagine the town square of Tenancingo, Mexico in response to the prevalent issues of sex trafficking existing in the area​. Designers should explore the catalytic potentials of architectural intervention, inciting positive change through the introduction of a transformative mediascape. The proposed conversion should aim to both educate and empower, reforming entrenched behavior. How might a modified square reshape communal mindset and motivation, reconstituting the image of a town where exploitation has become normalized?

arch out loud competition 2017


Prizes total to $8,000

OVERALL WINNER – $5,000 + AO feature and certificate 3 Runners up – $1,000 each + AO feature and certificate 10 Honorable Mentions – AO feature and certificate Directors Choice – AO feature and certificate

Hilary Sample​ – Founder, ​MOS Architects | Columbia University Tatiana Bilbao​ – Founder, Tatiana Bilbao ESTUDIO César Guerrero​​ – Partner, S-AR Ana Cecilia Garza​ – Partner, S-AR Anouk Legendre​ – Founder, XTU Architects Nicolas Desmazières​ – Founder, XTU Architects Ashley Schafer​ – Founder, Praxis Journal | Harvard GSD, Knowlton School OSU Kathrin Susanna Gimmel ​- Partner, Ja-Ja People’s Architecture Office (PAO)


Advanced Registration: Feb 20 – Mar 18 Early Registration: Mar 19 – Apr 17 Regular Registration: Apr 18 – May 14 Submission Deadline: May 15

Contact arch out loud at ​info@archoutloud.com

This architecture competition can be found at this link: www.archoutloud.com/trafficking

Website: Tenancingo Square Mediascape Competition arch out loud competition

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HOLLYWOOD – arch out loud competition

HOLLYWOOD – arch out loud competition


Is the home a place for both work and play? A place for entertainment? A destination for travel? A place for family, friends and beyond to gather? Does a home shield you from the elements or bring you closer to them? Who does the home serve? A single individual or large family? Who does it serve today and in the future?

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Tenancingo Square Mediascape Competition, Mexico

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