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Shortlist announced for Dennis Sharp CICA Awards for Architectural Criticism 2020

United States Architecture News - Aug 11, 2020 - 10:04   1564 views

Shortlist announced for Dennis Sharp CICA Awards for Architectural Criticism 2020

The International Committee of Architectural Critics CICA has announced the shortlist for the 10th CICA Awards 2020. The shortlist for the Dennis Sharp CICA Awards For Architectural Criticism 2020 consists of four categories; CICA Bruno Zevi Book Award 2020, CICA Julius Posener Exhibition Catalogue Award 2020, CICA Pierre Vago Journalism Award 2020 and CICA Marina Waisman Digital Communication Award 2020.

In the shortlist, while World Architecture Community competes in the CICA Marina Waisman Digital Communication Award 2020 category, Chicago Tribune architecture critic Blair Kamin, The New York Times architecture critic Michael Kimmelman, Rice Design Alliance editor Jack Murphy compete in the CICA Pierre Vago Journalism Award 2020 category. 

The international jury panel is composed of Wilfried Wang (Chair, Germany/USA), Fernando Diez (Argentina), Karen Eicker (South Africa), Louise Noelle Gras (Mexico), Suha Ozkan (Turkey), Xing Ruan (China/Australia) and Joseph Rykwert (USA/UK). 

Trenton A. Sexton (USA) is the Assistant to the Jury. 

The International Committee of Architectural Critics CICA has, since it was established in Mexico City in 1978, been closely associated with the World Congresses of the International Union of Architects.

The inaugural meeting of CICA was held in the Joan Miró Foundation in July 1979 when Julius Posener (Germany) was elected the first CICA President, with Bruno Zevi (Italy), Jorge Glusberg (Argentina), Dennis Sharp (UK) and Pierre Vago (France) as Directors.

The current President is Joseph Rykwert and CICA Board Members are François Chaslin (France), Manuel Cuadra (Germany), Louise Noelle Gras (Mexico), Suha Ozkan (Turkey), and Yasmin Shariff (UK).

CICA has held critical sessions since, in Warsaw, Cairo, Brighton, Rome, Vienna, Chicago, Sydney, Barcelona, Istanbul, Montreal, Paris, New York, London, Gelsenkirchen, Beijing, Berlin, Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires, Kuwait, Vancouver, Istanbul, Torino, Tokyo, Durban and Seoul.

Scroll down to see the full shortlist for the Dennis Sharp CICA Awards for Architectural Criticism 2020:


CICA Bruno Zevi Book Award 2020

Barsac, Jacques: Charlotte Perriand: Complete Works, Volume 4, 1968-1999, Scheidegger & Spiess, Zurich 2019.

Berger, Alan; Kotkin, Joel (eds.); Guzman, Celina Balderas (cont.): Infinite Suburbia, Princeton Architectural Press, Princeton 2017.

Blau, Eve; Rupnik, Ivan: Baku: Oil and Urbanism, Park Books, Zurich 2019.

Carpo, Mario: The Second Digital Turn: Design Beyond Intelligence, MIT Press, Cambridge 2017.

Eigen, Edward: On Accident: Episodes in Architecture and Landscape, MIT Press, Cambridge 2018.

Vassallo, Jesús: Epics in the Everyday: Photography, Architecture, and the Problem of Realism, Park Books, Zurich 2020.

Verde Zein, Ruth: Critical Readings, Romano Guerra and Nhamerica Press, Sao Paulo, Austin 2019.


CICA Julius Posener Exhibition Catalogue Award 2020

Alonso, Pedro Ignacio; Palmarola, Hugo (eds.): Flying Panels: How Concrete Panels Changed the World, ArkDes, Stockholm, 2019. 

Gonzáles de Canales, Francisco: Rafael Moneo, Una reflexión teórica desde la profesión - Materiales de archivo (1961- 2016).

Vrachliotis, Georg; Kleinmanns, Joachim; Kunz, Martin; Kurz, Philip (eds.): Frei Otto: Thinking by Modeling, Spector Books, Leipzig, 2017.


CICA Pierre Vago Journalism Award 2020

Ciarkowski, Blażej: Holidays with Totalitarianisms, Herito #29, International Cultural Centre, Kraków 2017.

Ho, Miriam; Jones, Ruth; O’Carroll, Aisling (eds.): Deviant Devices, SITE #40, The Site Magazine, Toronto 2019.

Iturbe, Elisa: Architecture and the Death of Carbon Modernity, Log #47, Anyone Corporation, New York 2019.

Kamin, Blair: An Incredible Transformation? Not Really, Chicago Tribune, Tribune Publishing, Chicago 2018.

Kimmelman, Michael: Is This the Neighbourhood New York Deserves? The New York Times, The New York Times Company, New York 2019.

Mollard, Manon: Form Follows Failure, Architectural Review, EMAP Publishing Ltd., London 2019.

Mrduljaš, Maroje: Between Ecology and Spectacle, Oris #117, Oris House for Architecture, Zagreb 2020.

Murphy, Jack: Hyperreferential Architecture, Paprika!, Yale School of Architecture, New Haven 2019.

O’Toole, Shane: Identity Check, Architectural Review, EMAP Publishing Ltd., London 2019.

Tuomey, John: Bringing Heaven Down to Earth: Reading the Plan of Ronchamp, arq: Architectural Research Quarterly, Vol. 23, Issue 1, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge 2019.


CICA Marina Waisman Digital Communication Award 2020

Casciato, Maristella; Fox, Gary; Rochester, Katherine: Bauhaus: Building the New Artist, The Getty Research Institute, https://www.getty.edu/research/exhibitions_events/exhibitions/bauhaus/ne w_artist/

Chousein, Berrin Chatzi (ed.): World Architecture Community, https://worldarchitecture.org/

Morley, Jack B. (ed.): The Architect’s Newspaper, https://www.archpaper.com/

Paolo Mosco, Valerio; Scelsi, Valter; Ferrando, Davide T.: Viceversa, https://viceversamagazine.com/

The winners will be announced at the 27th UIA World Congress of Architects, which was currently postponed until summer of 2021.

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