What is Everyday Utopia? 234 architecture students from around the world have asked themselves this question and submitted digital drawings for the competition Drawing of the Year 2017.
The approaches to the theme are as diverse as the techniques exercised in the digital drawings. Using combinations of the analogue pen, 3D renderings, collages and much more, the contestants have explored different aspects of everyday utopia and how it can be created in a chaotic world.
The jury was impressed by the overwhelming burst of creativity and clever concepts demonstrated in the drawings. The drawings show great technical skills combined with intelligent, playful and explorative takes on drawing as a craft.
Friday 1 December 2017 the winners and special mentions were announced at Aarhus School of Architecture.
1st prize: The One Day Unit
Charles Weinberg (Belgium) and Shai Ben Ami (Israel) from Bezalel Academy of Arts & Design, Israel, win the first prize of EUR 5000 for a drawing where everyday experiences are composed into everyday utopia. The drawing shows 29 globes organised in a grid to depict the numerous possibilities of organising the buildings, animals and people that shape our lives and surroundings.