|Category||Idea Competition / Open to Students|
|Type||International, Idea, Open, Single-Stage, Onymous|
|Country||Texas, United States|
|RegDeadline||17 April 2013 GoogleCal iCal|
|17 April 2013 (via Online)|
We are looking to the creative community to review, rethink and re-imagine new and original concepts of deathcare such as products and services to care for those who have passed on and their families.
We hope this competition will inspire designers and creative talents to present fresh perspectives and push the boundaries of deathcare with novel concepts, designs and innovations.
The competition will accept entries in 2 categories:
1 - eco/green deathcare People today are more aware of how fragile the environment is and there is a growing desire to minimize the environmental impact of funerals and burials.
Break the boundaries of how various aspects of deathcare can be environmentally friendly. Inspire green trends and new thinking for ecological innovations – from funerals and caskets to fresh innovations and practices.
2 Wrappings of mortality -e.g. coffins, urns, niches, hearses, etc...
Since life began, the encasement of mortal remains has taken on different shapes and sizes in the various ages, reflecting the cultural and religious overtones of the times.
Present your interpretation of how design in the post-modern world can encapsulate our mortality – be it an urn, coffin, niche, hearse or other memorial items.
How could design transform what remains behind?
Richard Maier, architect
Ray Ceasar, artist
Birgit Lohmann, editor-in-chief designboom
Alan Creedy, chief strategist, Creedy & Company
Christine Pepper, Chief Executive Officer, NFDA
Ang Ziqian , Founder, ACM FOUNDATION
Lee Poh Wah, Chief Executive Officer, LIEN FOUNDATION
1st prize: 25,000 euro
2nd prize: 10,000 euro
3rd prize: 5,000 euro
Up to 6 images, up to 2 videos, Explanation
Shortlisted announced: 1 May 2013 on designboom's official website
The winners presentation: 20-23 October 2013 at the 2013 NFDA International Convention & Expo, Austin TX
designboom in collaboration with the LIEN FOUNDATION and ACM FOUNDATION