The Academic Association of the University of Algarve and the Municipality of Faro, with the support of the University of Algarve, launched a contest of ideas for the creation of the Student Monument, a work of art in honor of the academy's students.
The initiative aims to create a sculptural work, to be implanted on Avenida Calouste Gulbenkian (next to the Hospital roundabout), which constitutes “a symbolic representation of evocation and appreciation of UAlg students”, point out the three entities, in a joint statement.
A prize of 50 thousand euros will be awarded for the selected project, which includes the design and assembly of the work.
Works with a relevant aesthetic and cultural value will receive honorable mentions in the amount of 1,000 euros.
With this initiative, the municipality of Faro, the Academic Association of the University of the Algarve and the University of the Algarve intend “to honor one of the most important and symbolic communities that are part of the social fabric of Faro, the students of the University of the Algarve, who, since its foundation 41 years ago, are an inseparable part of what the Faro community is today ”.
The thousands of students who arrive in Faro each year have been, reinforce the three partners of the initiative, “one of the great engines of development of the city and the region”.
“Many of them have taken the name of Faro and UAlg around the world, while many others stay here, thus contributing to the progress of knowledge, innovation and economic, social and cultural enrichment in the municipality of Faro and the Algarve region. ”, He adds.
The competition is open to all students, teachers and non-teaching staff at UAlg, as well as to its former students, and those interested can proceed with the delivery of projects until February 19, 2021.
The work can be conceived in a totally free way, without having to obey any specific language, and should reflect a contemporary attitude towards the definition of the monument.
The results of the contest are scheduled to be released on March 12, 2021.
For more information and conditions of participation, the regulations published on the digital platforms of the three entities and on the social networks of the Academic Association of the University of Algarve should be consulted. Additional questions should be sent to the email address [email protected]