Open Call: Arcam is looking for two new Architects in Residence in 2024

20.12.23 Arcam

Arcam is looking for two new Architects in Residence, each for a 4-month period, to shape their ideas and findings through a platform provided by Arcam.

Are you a (landscape) architect or urban planner at the forefront of the professional community?
Are you someone who enjoys scrutinizing your role as a designer?

We are seeking two designers (or design collectives) who have recently done research or developed ideas that deserve attention and discussion within a broader design community.

Deadline Thursday 25 January 2024 23.59h.

Who may participate?
  • Participation in the Open Call applies to (landscape) architects and urban planners living/established in the Netherlands (to maximize availability and keep travel costs affordable).
  • The call involves collaboration with a researcher/designer from outside the Netherlands. The goal is to include methods, case studies, or projects in your proposal that have served as a point of reference or source of inspiration for you.


What must you do/accomplish?
  • Define an important issue for the role of architecture in society, based on research or ideas that you would like to address/question;
  • Involve an international research/platform or designer;
  • Draft a programme that involves the design community (event, short articles for our website);
  • Create a small exhibit/presentation of your thinking and approach in 1 cabinet in the Arcam gallery.
What can you expect from Arcam?
  • Organisation and support in putting together programmes (event/mini-exhibition);
  • Assistance and a sounding board during your Residency;
  • Editing and posting your content on our website;
  • Promotion of your Residency (website/social media/external media);
  • Overview of deadlines and planning;
  • Budget management and handling invoices and payments.
What are you required to submit?
  • A brief description of what you would like to address, based on either new research or expanding on existing research (max. 400 words);
  • A brief reference to previous research or projects (min. 1, max. 3) which support your proposal (PDF, music, video, still image, etc.);
  • Involve a (landscape) architect or urban planner outside the Netherlands (also get their consent in writing before applying);
  • A brief overview of how your material budget of € 1500 will be spent;
  • Proof of registration in the Architects Register or equivalent;
  • A high-resolution portrait photograph of yourself and any partners/collaborators;
  • A high-resolution image representing your research proposal;
  • A short biographical description of yourself and any partners/collaborators.
  • Note: you should be available for both periods, but you can mention a preference for AiR1 (march-june) or Air2 (sept-dec).
How to submit?

Send your application by e-mail to . Deadline Thursday 25 January 2024 23.59h.

Current planning is as follows:

  • 20 December 2023: open call online
  • Until 12 January 2024: opportunity to submit written inquiries via
  • 18 January: publication of answers to inquiries
  • 25 January: open call deadline
  • 8 February: selection of proposals
  • 15 February: selection announcement
  • 1 March: appointment of AiR1 and programming start
  • 1 March: AiR1 begins
  • June 2024: AiR1 public seminar and conclusions
  • September 2024: AiR2 begins
  • 1 September: appointment of AiR2 and programming start
  • December 2024: AiR2 public seminar and conclusions
Who is the selection committee?
  • Marisa Cortright – architect/researcher and author of Can this be? Surely this cannot be? Architectural Workers Organizing in Europe
  • Kuba Jekiel – metaverse and IRL architect, founder of Hyper Living
  • Marjolein van Eig – architect and critical interrogator of numerous false certainties in architecture
What are the selection criteria?
  • Urgency and originality of your project
  • Extent to which your project uncovers blind spots or reconsiders design issues
  • Quality of earlier projects or the underlying research (substantiation, partners involved, and platforms where the research was previously publicized, if applicable)
  • Opportunities for valuable interaction between designers and others
  • Events programme
  • Feasibility


What is the compensation?
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