Open House Europe - Open House Dublin 2023

Open Call for Visual Stories for Open House Europe


Did you visit Open House Dublin this year? Take part in our open call for visual stories and share your experience of our tours, events, talks and more! Send yours in by 6pm 10 November 2023.

Building Futures Together

Open House Dublin is part of Open House Europe, a 3-year collaboration co-funded by the European Union.To highlight this year’s theme, festivals in each city will place a focus on sustainability within the programme, highlighting sustainable practice through building tours, opening up discussions around our city as a socially sustainable place to live, work and play and inviting young people to use their imaginations to build a sustainable future.

Share your Visual Story!

During your visit to the festival we invite you to capture this year’s Open House Europe theme, Building Futures Together, through photography, video (max 60sec), drawing, or any other form of visual storytelling. We welcome your unique perspective on architecture and sustainability in Dublin. This open call is not a competition but a chance to share your story about architecture and sustainability in your city, county and community.

Submit your Visual Story here.

A selection of visual stories will be presented in an exhibition in Lisbon in December at the Open House Europe Annual Summit. Later on, the exhibition will travel across different local Open House events in Europe. Selected visual stories will be featured in a printed publication and online.

  • Visual stories must be created during or in reference to Open House Dublin 2023. It should not have been previously exhibited or published.
  • The artwork must relate to the theme – Building Futures Together.
  • Anyone can create a visual story, but creators under 18 must confirm that permission to submit has been granted by a parent/guardian.
  • It is strictly prohibited to submit any artwork that discriminates or promotes any form of prejudice based on race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, nationality, disability, or any other characteristic.
  • The artwork may be created using painting, photographs, digital art, short videos, or other media. Submissions can be in any of the following file formats: .pdf, .jpg, .png, .gif, .tiff, .mov, .avi, .MP4.
  • Please note that all files uploaded must be less than 300MB in size.
  • The artwork will be selected based on creativity, originality, relevance to the theme, and technical skill by local Open House organisers.
  • Please do not submit artwork that includes faces of children under 18 years old, vulnerable individuals or individuals who did not consent to be part of your visual story submission.
  • By submitting the form, you agree that all individuals featured in visual information (including images, videos, etc.) have provided their consent and authorisation for such usage.

Submit your Visual Story here. The deadline for submissions has been extended to 6pm 10 November 2023.

If you have any questions, please contact

Open House Europe is a collaborative project between 11 European cultural organisations with a shared vision of promoting architecture as a positive force for change. With this project, we hope to promote a more inclusive discussion about architecture and emphasise its role in addressing critical social and environmental issues.

This open call for visual stories is organised by the partners of the Open House Europe cooperation project: Open House Athens, Open House Bilbao, Open House Brno, Open House Dublin, Open House Essen, Open House Lisboa, Open House Milano, Open House Slovenia, Open House Stockholm, Open House Tallinn, Open House Thessaloniki, Open House Vilnius.

The project is coordinated by Architektūros fondas and co-funded by the European Union.


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