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2022 Programme Awards Learning Open Call Opportunity

Apply now: LINA Writing Award for new work


LINA, the new European architecture platform, is now inviting emerging professionals to participate in a call for projects that address environmental challenges and promote sustainable development in architecture.

About the LINA Writing Award:


As LINA platform members, the Irish Architecture Foundation and dpr-barcelona are inviting applications for a writing grant to produce new work. If you are a writer from any discipline with an interest in architecture, and you have an idea for a written output (new narratives, stories, textual explorations, fiction or experimental writing), you can apply now for this exciting new opportunity! Applications from emerging writers are especially welcome.

If you are selected, you will:

The LINA Writing Award is a collaboration between the Irish Architecture Foundation and dpr-barcelona, with the aim to create a reasoned dialogue between emerging creatives, enhancing collaboration and knowledge exchange in the process. The IAF and dpr-barcelona are inviting writers to join LINA’s exploration of the worlds, landscapes and realities faced by emerging practices shaping future urban environments, with a special focus on new narratives and storytelling supporting clean, circular and sustainable projects. Rather than a descriptive oeuvre, we are seeking new stories, myths and fictions.


About LINA: 


Learning, Interacting and Networking in Architecture are LINA’s main focus points for rethinking our everyday built environments in the context of an environmental crisis, with a view to making the European Green Deal a reality. 

LINA’s goal is to help steer the architectural sector towards clean, and circular practices. The primary mission of this programme is to support emerging professionals with innovative and forward-looking projects. 

LINA is a network of architectural museums, universities, research networks, foundations, triennials, biennials and other architectural organisations from 23 countries, among them the Irish Architecture Foundation. The platform is coordinated by the Faculty of Architecture at the University of Ljubljana in Slovenia and co-funded by the Creative Europe initiative of the European Union. 

Over the next three years, LINA will support sustainable architecture and design projects all over Europe and will encourage emerging professionals to contribute to evolving research and to collaborate with LINA members, to realise and implement new ideas.

We invite you to become an active participant in the LINA network by applying for opportunities such as this award!


Application process:


To pitch your idea for this writing grant, please complete a short application form. The information required includes a project title, description and your contact details.

Pitch your project through the LINA online application form.

Guidelines: In Section 4 (Programme), for 4.1 and 4.2 please select LINA Writers Award (dpr Barcelona, Irish Architecture Foundation) from the drop down menu. 


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Further information:


Read more about the Writing Award on the LINA website. 

Read more about the LINA platform and programme, including all opportunities in the current call for projects, on the LINA website.


Photo: Archizines exhibition about publishing at NCAD Gallery, curated by Elias Redstone and produced by the IAF. Photo by Eoin Kirwan, (c) IAF 2012.

White on black logo: LINA Co-funded by the European Union