Emerging Architects: Venice Architecture Biennale’s American Pavilion is Looking for Fellows

OfficeUS, the fictional practice that will occupy the Venice Architecture Biennale‘s American pavilion of the same name, needs principals. Pavilion curators are on the hunt for emerging architects to staff a hybrid think tank/performance space throughout the duration of the festival (May 23 through November 23, 2014), the Storefront for Art and Architecture announced today.

“[C]reative hurricanes, tinkerers, provocateurs, code makers, code breakers or party hosts whose work represents the highest standard of excellence in design,” are invited to apply to the OfficeUS fellowship, the dynamic, interactive component to the six-month exhibition. The five principals, each representing either architecture, design, urban planning, urban design, or landscape design, will be responsible for engaging the biennale audience and a roster of about 300 drop-in experts in a discourse on the past 100 years of American architectural exports. Their theories and findings on “possible solutions to stagnation in modern-day architecture” as ARTINFO has described the mission, will be published as a book and exhibition at the Storefront in the spring of 2015.

Each fellow will be compensated with housing and a $15,000 stipend for the six-month period. “You make almost as much as an intern,” Storefront director Eva Franch i Gilabert joke at last week’s press conference. Full application details are available here.

— Janelle Zara

Image via the Storefront for Art and Architecture