Award: Archive Series Prize: Those Glimmers of Dust, Joseph M. Jujol, Professor of Drawing

Polytechnic University of Catalonia – 1st edition of the ETSAB Archive Writing Award

For the 50th anniversary of the UPC, the Archive Series prize proposes an exploration of the narrative limits of one of the best archives on architecture teaching in Europe since the eighteenth century: Barcelona School of Architecture’s (ETSAB) graphic collection. Interpretations of the archive material come up against the paradox of the depth of thinking that is only about things, and among things.

The first edition of the Archive Series prize is focused on the graphic record of the drawing class of architect Josep M. Jujol (1879-1949). He graduated in architecture from the ETSAB (1906) and collaborated on many of Antoni Gaudí’s Catalan works. He joined the ETSAB as a temporary professor in 1909, where he taught the subject Flora and Fauna a year later. In 1913, he obtained the position of tenured professor of the subjects Copy of Details, Flora and Fauna and Modelling in Clay. In the first of these subjects, Jujol took his students to visit some of the buildings that constituted the best legacy of Romanesque and Gothic heritage of Barcelona.

Prizes will be awarded in the categories “Professionals” (teachers, architects, historians, artists, etc.) and “Students” (bachelor’s degree, master’s degree and doctoral degree students from the UPC and other universities).

Two prize categories are proposed, according to the length of the texts:

  1. Long texts with a maximum of 1,500 to 2,000 words
  2. Short texts with a maximum of 300 words

The jury of the Archive Series writing prize is chaired by Félix Solaguren-Beascoa (director of ETSAB), together with the panel of experts in Josep M. Jujol’s work.

For more information on the participation and submission procedures please visit the prize webpage.

Proposals should be sent, upon registration, before 5 PM (GMT) on 19 October 2020 at the address:
archive.series.etsab@upc.edu

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