Friday, October 04, 2013
metalocus, PEDRO NAVARRO
CRISIS AS CALLING is an international design competition open to the public that invites participates to reconsider, and respond to the universal condition of Crisis. Crisis as an event implies a breakdown, and the collective response is typified by the attempt to return to "normal." We see this as more than an opportunity for responsive design; we see this as a calling for an expanded role for the design community, and we seek to explore uncharted courses to reveal innovative models for relevant engagement.
Poster CRISIS AS CALLING.
Call for Entries
Communicate a proposal that re-contextualizes the space for design to address the definition of crisis. The details of crisis typology and the boundaries for intervention are open, and should be clearly defined by each unique proposal. As crisis is a universal phenomenon with no bias or preferential destination, there are no restrictions to the type of project one may submit (specific location, program, or range).
For instance submissions might, challenge urban activism in times of trauma, the nature of informal building practices as emergency response, resource allocation as recovery stimulation, or community dynamics that enable awareness at larger scales. What should be clear in each proposal is how a particular challenge that is common to a clearly defined crisis set can be addressed as a materialized solution to a global predicament.