Place and Displacement - A Marketplace in Refugee Settlements

We challenge the innovative minds around the globe to design a marketplace with an operational plan for a vulnerable population (adolescents, children, single mothers, people with trauma, etc) in one of the refugee settlements below.

Category Idea Competition / Open to Students
Type International, Idea, Open, Two-Stage, Onymous
Genre Architecture
Country New York, United States
RegDeadline 1 February 2017 (See "Entry Fee" below) GoogleCal iCal
1 February 2017 (via Online)
Eligibility All

In light of the current surge of refugees in the international arena, refugee livelihoods in transitional settlements have become a crucial topic in contemporary geopolitical relations.
Most inhabitants in refugee settlements rely on humanitarian aid and cannot fully exercise their agency and skillsets. A marketplace can become an embodiment of dignity and resilience that respects refugee inhabitants’ autonomy, creativity and capability. Through trading activities, refugee inhabitants can connect with the world and a future beyond transient settlements.
As more architects, policy makers and social workers engage in the discourse surrounding refugee livelihoods, we are proposing a competition to formulate an interdisciplinary architecture and public administration proposal for a marketplace in refugee settlements. The finalists teams will come to New York City to attend a workshop and present at a symposium, in order to:
1. Foster collaboration between the field of architecture and public administration through this social innovation competition;
2. Engage with refugee inhabitants of these settlements through direct or indirect communication, research and experiential learning;
3. Work towards implementing the winning proposal by networking with policy makers, architects, academics, NGOs and refugees, and aiming to attract resources to turn the ideas into action.

Eui Sung Yi (Design Principal, Morphosis Architects, Director, The Now Institute)
Marie Aquilino (Founder & Director, Haiti Water Atlas Consortium)
Sergio Palleroni (Senior Fellow for Institute for Sustainable Solutions, Portland State University)
Nabbed Hamdi (Professor, Oxford Brooks University, Professor, Harvard Graduate School of Design)
Carlo Ratti (Founder, Carlo Ratti Associates, Director, MIT Senseable City Lab)
David Turnbull (Director of ATOPIA Innovation, Cooper Union)
Mohamad Hafez (Founder, Mohamad Hafez Arts and Architecture)
Sean Anderson (Curator, Department of Architecture and Design, Museum Of Modern Arts)
Erin McGurn (Founder & Principal, SCALEAfrica + SCALEStudio)
Todd Lester (Executive Director, Global Arts Corp)
Karla Britton (Head of the Architecture Theory Department, Yale School Of Architecture)
Heiko Thoms (Ambassador and Deputy Permanent Representative, German Mission to the UN)
Koki Muli (Ambassador and Deputy Permanent Representative, Kenya Mission To The UN)
Samar Sukkar (First Secretary, Jordan Mission to the United Nations)
Philipp Charwath (Minister and Deputy Permanent Representative, Austria Mission To The UN)
Audrey N. Abayena (Minister Counsellor, Ghana Mission to the UN)
Tim Mawe (Deputy Permanent Representative, Ireland Mission to the UN)
Fabienne Bartoli (Counsellor, French Mission to the UN)
Ashraf El Nour (Permanent Observer, International Organization for Migration (IOM))
Dilly Ratha (Head of KNOMAD and Lead Economist, World Bank)
Natalie Africa (Senior Director, UN Foundation)
Domado Reyes (Senior Fellow, World Policy Institute)
Kaveh Khoshnood (Director of Undergraduate Studies, Yale School Of Public Health)
Kwame A. Appiah (Professor, NYU Law and Philosophy)
Philip Alston (Special Rapporteur & Professor, United Nations & NYU Law)
Liam Murphy (Herbert Peterfreund Professor, NYU Law and Philosophy)
Thomas Pogge (Leitner Professor, Yale Philosophy and International Affairs)
James Nolt (Professor, NYU International Relations)
Juan Tran (Lecturer, Yale Ethnicity, Race And Migration Department)
Tony Tolentino (Vice President, Blackstone Charitable Foundation)
John Norris (Executive Director, Center for American Progress)
Sera Bond (Executive Director, Circle of Health International)
Will Kneerim (Director of Employment and Education Services, Iris: Integrated Refugee And Migration Services)

1 Overall Winning Team: $3,000
3 Winning Teams: $7,000 Per Team
Each winning team will be awarded a cash prize of $3,000, and round trip flight tickets and accommodation in New York City worth $4,000 per team (maximum 2 people per team).
6 Honorable Mentions: $1,000 Per Team

Entry Fee
$30 early (Nov 14 - Dec 3, 2016)
$50 regular (Dec 4 - Dec 31, 2016)
$70 late (Jan 1 - Feb 1, 2017)

Workshop: Mar. 31, 2017
Symposium: Apr. 1, 2017

International Development in Action (IDeA)

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