Design Corps, the Social Economic Environmental Design (SEED), dbXchange, and Live Projects Network in collaboration with the Center for Public Interest Design, are pleased to announce the 2017 Awards competition to recognize excellence in public interest design.
For the first time, these three international networks are combining efforts to support and promote systemic change in the practices of design with the intent of building on the common ground they share. Recognizing design projects with exceptional social, economic, environmental, and pedagogic impact, this year the SEED + dbXchange + Live Projects Network Awards will represent the greater scale and growing relationships needed to create truly sustainable projects and positive change in all communities globally. While each network has a unique focus, sharing the awards acknowledges their common ground: supporting the growth of excellence in public interest design.
A total of six projects will be selected for awards through a competitive juried process. Two winners will be selected from each of the three networks that represent their public interest design principles and selection criteria.
For application and eligibility details, click here.
Winning projects receive a $2,000 honorarium for a trip for one team representative to present their work at an international conference, taking place at Portland State University in Portland, Oregon from April 7-8, 2017. Built on the framework of the annual Structures for Inclusion Conference, this joint conference will focus on sharing built works, research, and discussions which can inform the future collaborations and efforts by these networks, and others, to promote access to design as a basic human right.
Deadline for each application on all three network platforms is Friday, January 6, 2017, 11:59 pm EST.
Award Winners will be announced on the networks’ websites Thursday, January 26, 2017.
Awards Presented: Structures for Inclusion Conference, April, 2017.
The Awards jury will represent the three combined networks:
Sergio Palleroni, Chair, Co-founder of the BaSiC Initiative and Director, Center for Public Interest, Portland State University
Bryan Bell, Executive Director, Design Corps, and Associate Professor, NC State University
Sue Thering, Programs Director, Design Corps
Ursula Hartig, Director CoCoon-Studio and Co-founder of dbXchange.eu, Technische Universität Berlin
Peter Fattinger, Director of design.build and Co-founder of dbXchange.eu, Technische Universität Wien
Jane Anderson, Co-founder of the Live Projects Network, Oxford Brookes University
Colin Priest, Co-founder of the Live Projects Network, Chelsea College of Arts