Art Gene

Art Gene

Re-visioning Utopia…
A Charrette for artists, architects and academics

Application Deadline: 18th May 2009

Charrette 4pm Wed the 15th July - 12 noon Sun 19th July (Inclusive).

The word charrette may refer to any collaborative session in which a group of designers drafts a solution to a design problem. While the structure of a charrette varies, depending on the design problem and the individuals in the group, charrettes often take place in multiple sessions in which the group divides into sub-groups. Each sub-group then presents its work to the full group as material for future dialogue. Such charrettes serve as a way of quickly generating a design solution while integrating the aptitudes and interests of a diverse group of people. 

Art Gene invites interest from up to 16 artists, architects and academics to participate in this exciting research project.  

To maximise opportunities to participate all activities, research trips and meals will be provided free of charge.  

Art Gene has also made available a limited number bursaries to cover travel and accommodation costs. 

For further details and application forms visit: 

Completed application forms should be returned by email to 

Deadline for return of completed application forms: 
Monday 18th May 2009

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