by 0xdce7d7f3ea933b214b1e73b47b079b631122596e (Metancy)
Should the following Tier 4: up to $60,000 USD, 6 months vesting (1 month cliff) grant in the Community category be approved?
This proposal is to ask the DAO funding to organize, participate, and list Decentraland as co-organizer of the first Metaverse Architecture Biennale to be held cross-metaverse in Decentraland and ARhead in 1Q-2Q 2023.
Biennale would unite the best creators from all over the world to manifest the significance of architecture and design for the metaverse. During the Biennale two metaverse platforms would showcase bespoke projects and ideas and become a place to speculate about the future of this new environment, meet co-thinkers and formulate the vision of our future!
50 000+ visitors
based on engagement of Decentraland Art Week, Metaverse Festival
and Metaverse Fashion Week
2 metaverse platforms
Decentraland & Arhead, providing huge area to explore the Biennale
10+ expositions by headliners
well-known architecture & design studios from all over the world
10+ expositions by selected talents
open-call for creators to design their own pavilion for the Biennale. The best selected
projects would win a grant to build it
5 days of events and lectures
from architecture, design, metaverse & marketing industry leaders
We believe that there is only one decentralized metaverse that unites all of the platforms, technologies and communities. To emphasize this idea we’ve decided to run the event on two platforms simultaneously, in Decentraland a massive neighborhood would be developed specially for this event and from there you could teleport to a new world in
Arhead to explore even more amazing spaces.
huge exhibition space in two metaverse platforms: Decentraland and Arhead
architectural competition open to creators with any experience
more than 20 pavilions by the creators from all over the world
expositions by well-known architects and designers
lectures and public talks
thousands of amazing people to meet during the event
The event will consist of several pavilions designed by well-known architectural studios such as Zaha Hadid, SpacesDAO, Atrium, Shop, Crosby Studios (TBC) and others as well as emerging designers selected by a contest. In addition to this there will be lectures, discussions, NFT-exhibitions, art-installations and more, so anyone with interest in architecture and design could enjoy the event.
We believe that as graphic designers have created the internet we’ve been using for the last decades, the Metaverse would be created by architects and designers.
The tittle of Biennale “Presence of the future” refers to the name of the first Venice Architecture Biennale - one of the greatest events to celebrate architecture and design. "Presence of the past’’ was actually the name of the 1980 Biennale directed by Paolo Portoghesi who has managed to organize an event of global significance bringing together great architects from around the world.
Nowadays, more than forty years later our perception of the world and design approach have changed dramatically, digital design tools became the main instruments and created a totally new language and, some might say, in our society and culture Postmodernism has been replaced by Metamodernism (whatever that means after the word Meta has become a brand).
All in all, “Presence of the future” aims to recall the power of architecture to reinvent the modernity and formulate the new quality of life in the immersive virtual space. In the moment when we are witnessing the creation of a new game-changer in the way we communicate, entertain and collaborate we challenge the architects and designers to envision our future in the built form and take the responsibility for it. We believe that this exhibition would bring the life-changing power of architecture and design to the metaverse and would set up a new positive vector for its development.
OPEN CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS
1st stage: open call for submissions
Candidats will send 3 visualisations of 3d-modeled architectural object reflecting the theme of the Biennale “Presence of the Future” and 200-500 words description of the concept. The jury would rate all projects by several criteria such as concept, formal / spatial complexity, atmosphere (use of light, textures, landscape). The function of the space is not limited: event hall, showroom, maze etc.
2st stage: finalists projects realisation
All finalists are guaranteed to receive a grant from the organizers to produce the final spaces for the event. The designers with the high estmarks from the open call are paired with selected brands - partners of the event,producing the space in collaboration with them for additional financial grant.
All submitted projects are checked by the technical team and placed on site of the event prior to its opening.
On the final day of the event the jury announces the best project of the Biennale, its creators are invited to become the jury of the next event.
HEADLINERS TO BE INVITED BY THE CURATORS
Zaha Hadid Architects - one of the most internationally recognized studios, designers of Liberland Metaverse platform
BIG - one of the most internationally recognized studios, designers of Vice Media Group building in Decentraland
SpacesDAO - one of the most successful metaverse architecture studios founded by Fatemeh Monfared
Iheartblob - experimental architecture and design studio, headliners of Tallinn Architecture Biennale
Space Popular - experimental architecture and design studio, exploring the limits of virtual design
Crosby Studios - design studio working on intersection of art, design and fashion with several metaverse inspired projects
PLP architects - leading design studio, who have recently released NFT collection
Dewan architects and engineers - international architectural studio with their own office in metaverse
MVRDV - one of the most internationally recognized studios, who had designed virtual projects already twenty years ago
Asymptote - internationally recognized studio, who had designed virtual projects already twenty years ago
SHOP - internationally recognized studio, who’s recently released a collection of 2500 generated nft-buildings
ATRIUM - leading design studio who have compleated several bespoke metaverse projects on different platforms
BIENNALE EVENTS PROGRAM
In addition to the “build” environment on the Biennale the visitors would have a chance to participate in cultural and entertainment events: Opening + closing ceremonies with the announcement of the participants and the winner.
Lectures & public talks with the participating architects and designers,journalists and metaverse opinion leaders.Topics: The future of virtual architecture, From virtual to augmented reality, How can architecture & design help your business in the metaverse, etc.
We are looking for an opportunity to invite Decentraland as the main organizer of the Biennale and discuss the possibility of holding an event at one of the plazas.
However we have our own dedicated plot in Dragon district with a size of 60 parcels as well as the ownership of 150 parcels in Aetheria district. Even if it is not possible to hold a Biennale at the plaza we will be able to organize an event albeit on a smaller scale.
TEAM FOR DECENTRALAND
Chief product officer, Metaverse Rick
Chief operation officer, Rozman
Chief technical officer, Demid Osman
Chief design officer, Nick ET
Architect & curator, Sergey Nadtochiy
Wearables modeling, Tony
PR & MARKETING
The Biennale would have an official website, instagram, discord, twitter & other social networks;
Stream coverage on Youtube, Twitch and other platforms; We expect to reach coverage of 2+m people only through creators and partners social media;
The content of the Biennale would be aesthetically pleasing, so we expect a lot of user generated content from ~50 000 visitors;
We would partner with architecture and design media for coverage, such as Architecture & Design and Crypto media such as Archdaily, Dezeen, Architizer, Cointelegraph etc;
(based on previous publications of similar events such as Monaverse competition, Renovi Competition, Decentraland Art Week etc; Influencers and opinion leaders from the metaverse and creative industries would be invited)
The grant that we are requesting is designed exclusively for developing in Decentraland and for the benefit of Decentraland. ⅓ of grant will be distributed among the contest participants. The rest will be directed to development, 3d modeling, onboarding, management, curation of the contest and media coverage.
Our partners from Dearch and Arhead undertake to attract no less funding in order to balance the financial contribution to the work on the project.
Roadmap and milestones
ROADMAP & MILESTONES
1st month - concept and planing / partnerships / headliners invitations / create of event program / dev team onboarding
2nd month - Onboarding the best architects & designers / masterplan design & modeling / public announcement / start of development & modeling of event space
3rd month - open call for creators / marketing / building of community / events development / the masterplan solution has been implemented on the allocated space
4th month - metaverse worlds building / event release & shilling / media coverage / wearables creation & minting / final development, testing & bug fixing
5th month - deploying public versions of the buildings and worlds / 1 week festival with events and architect contest final
6th post production / post PR / media coverage
- grants for participants: $20,000
- coding: $12,000
- graphic Design / modeling: $10,000
- marketing / content / community management: $9,000
- project management: $5,000
- operational: $2,500
- wearable minting (10 items): $1,500
Biennale deck: Metaverse Arch Biennale partners-compressed.pdf - Google Drive
Twitter of Metancy: https://twitter.com/metancy_agency
ARHead platform: https://arhead.io/
Dearch space: https://dearch.space/
Vote on this proposal on the Decentraland DAO