Submission: September 18, 2017
Registration: September 18, 2017
Prizes: Please see details below
TDW2017 is a biannual event sponsored and organized by POLIS University. Every TDW edition also hosts an international competition aimed at students and young professional which strives to provoke critical thinking and design solutions through topics that try to elevate issues of today’s society. In the framework of Tirana Design Weeks 2017 “Design for an Inclusive Future”, we are glad to announce the lunch of the design competition “EMPOWERING INCLUSIVITY”.
In the framework of this year’s topic of TDW2017 we are challenging all designers, architects, engineers, planners to propose designs that empower, advance, and include those groups of citizens that are often overlooked from the design process. These include but are in no way limited only to citizens with disabilities and the aging population. In today’s society more than 1 billion people have to live with some sort of disability in their life. As this figure includes a good chuck of the world population, one of the challenges of the future in design is already laid out in front of us. We are asking all participants to turn this challenge and this year’s competition personal. We are asking all of you to think of your own fathers, mothers, siblings, aunts, friends and family. Your ideas should focus on helping and empowering the lives and relations of all those people who need a more inclusive society and future.
WHAT WE EXPECT THIS YEARS COMPETITION STRIVES FOR SOLUTIONS AT ALL SCALES, IN ALL CONTEXTS, EXPERIENCES, PLACES, SPACES, PRODUCTS OR ANY AREA THAT NEEDS MORE INCLUSIVE AND EMPOWERING SOLUTIONS.
We accept proposals that can range from conceptual, in early development, nearly completed, or completed and ready for the next phase. Your proposals must be ready to be made, built, realized or at least prototyped. Each design should embody the core values of good design, incorporating systems thinking, sustainability, accessibility, materials exploration, historic relevance, and technology, while forwarding our thinking on what designers and good design can accomplish for the future.
All participants must submit maximum one A1 Poster (portrait, 84,1×59,4cm). The poster should only contain your proposals and designs and nothing not related to the competition. No preliminary registration is required You can work in a group and write the names of all participants in the submission but you must choose a group leader that must also provide his email for future communications.
All submissions must be sent by email to firstname.lastname@example.org not later than September 17th 2017 23:59.