London As It Could Be Now: Open Call for Portfolios Extended

Following the opening of Richard Rogers: Inside Out at the Royal Academy of Arts this week, we are delighted to announce that the deadline for our London As It Could Be Now open call has been extended, offering design teams the chance to take part in a high-profile workshop as part of the exhibition.

Working in partnership with Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners and the Royal Academy of Arts, the open call seeks multidisciplinary design teams to submit portfolios for the chance to share their visions for the Thames river's future development. The shortlisted teams will then take part in a public design workshop in September where they will present their future visions for the Thames to a panel of expert advisors including Patricia Brown, Director, Central and Deputy Chair of the Mayor’s Design Advisory Panel (Chair); Eric Parry, Principal, Eric Parry Architects (and AF Trustee); Graham Stirk, Senior Partner, Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners; Georgina Young, Senior Curator of Contemporary Collecting, Museum of London; and Susannah Wilks, Director, Cross River Partnership, as well as a general audience. The ideas presented will subsequently be exhibited from September as part of the 'Future of London' section of Richard Rogers: Inside Out.

The application process:
Design teams are asked to submit portfolios of their past work along with a covering letter that explains why they are interested in this initiative, which site(s) they wish to work with along the Thames and what issues(s) they are keen to address. Shortlisted teams will receive an honorarium to work up design proposals ahead of the public presentation on Sunday 22 September 2013.

Deadline for portfolio submissions is Wednesday 31 July 2013 (6pm).

Image: Thames Path, courtesy Gary Knight