Public Design Festival 09 - International Competition

On the occasion of the first edition of its Public Design Festival, esterni announces an international call for entries to search for ideas and projects for public spaces; among all submissions, 10 projects will be selected, carried out and presented during the festival, that will take place in Milan on April 18-26 2009.

Category Other Competition / Open to Students
Type International, Project, Open, Single-Stage, Onymous
Genre Art, Furniture, Public
Country Milan, Italy
RegDeadline 28 February 2009 GoogleCal iCal
28 February 2009 (via Online)
Eligibility All

The competition consists of the planning of an intervention on a urban parking area (2x5m). Different kinds of projects may be presented - i.e. installations, communication projects, community services, actions, urban furniture items.
The projects presented will have to deal with the theme of public spaces following to the guide lines listed below:
- winning back public space
- public spaces as places where people meet, socialize, interact, integrate, and experiment
- public spaces as a place where people develop a feeling of belonging to a community or to a group
- the development of new solutions - creative, temporary, or experimental solutions - to the problems of the city
- the development of new ways to use public spaces

Not yet announced

10 projects: up to a maximum of 1,800€ (realization and management expenses to carry out in Milan during the Public Design Festival)
1 of the 10 projects: 3,000 € (not inclusive of taxes) and the full amount of production expenses

Entry Fee

A short description of the project and its aims, project rendering (a maximum of three A4 designs), and an estimate of the budget needed for the realization and management of the project

Winners Announcement: by March 15th 2009 on our website
Public Design Festival: April 18-26 2009


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