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Open Call: Bat-Yam Biennale of Landscape Urbanism, 2012

The Bat-Yam Biennale: Urban Action is due to take place for the third time in October 2012 in and around the city of Bat-Yam. Following the two former editions, “Hosting 2008” and “Timing 2010”, artists, architects, designers, residents, and anyone with a keen interest on urbanism are invited to suggest ideas for improving the quality of life in the city.

The Bat-Yam Biennale is an international bi-annual event dealing with the planning and design of urban life culture. During the Biennale, the city’s space becomes a laboratory for the creation of new, sustainable urban spaces and the exploration of novel modes of urban living.

Selected proposals from the 2012 Bat-Yam Biennale will be executed by the Bat-Yam municipality.


Proposals should express innovative ways of thinking and present outlines for the development of an enhanced and beneficial living environment for the city of Bat-Yam and its residents. The nature and dimension of the intervention is up to the proposer, and may manifest itself in various ways: an artistic action, an actual architectural intervention, a research or documentation project, or a social-educational action together with residents and communities.

Bat-Yam Biennale invites individuals, groups and collectives to suggest actions and generate collaborative thinking and creative processes together with Bat-Yam’s various urban communities.


For the selected proposals, and following the approval of the project file, the proposer will be entitled to a preliminary artist’s fee of 5,000 NIS + VAT.

In projects that will proceed to the stage of execution, the proposer will be entitled to an additional artist’s fee of up to 10,000 NIS, for his work on the execution stage. The Biennale management may grant the proposer additional fees for unique input into the project.


  • The Bat-Yam Biennale of Landscape Urbanism is calling on architects, artists, designers, residents and social and educational practitioners to submit proposals for projects to be exhibited as part of the third Bat-Yam Biennale of Landscape Urbanism, 2012.
  • Copyrights of the projects are the property of the proposing planner/artist.

How to enter?

Proposals should include a written abstract (up to 2 A4 pages), CVs of the team members (up to half an A4 page each), and a signed letter certifying that they have read and agreed to the Terms and Regulations. Visual materials may be added in a PDF file.

Questions may be addressed to the following e-mail: batyam.biennale [at] (please replace [at] with @).