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URBAN VIGILANTE – 20under40 competition (2005)

By 20u40, 20under40, AC EVENTS

Presented with 20u40-brief-2005 and the anihilation of public space, this year’s Wellington Architectural Centre’s 20U40 contestants made architecture from a green fluid jelly composite, hairstyling, equine transport, cartoon graphics, projected images, passport implants, garbage, and music videos. With an appropriate theme for election year, the brief set the scene with the recent political victory of the “Urban Vigilante” Party, whose reign over Wellington (specifically the block perimetered by Buckle St, Cambridge Tce, Courtenay Pl, and Taranaki St) was characterised by the outlawing of cars and the privatisation of roads: “Public space is now a fragile notion. Everyone is a trespasser.” Entrants responded with a wide range of architectural strategies. Read More