Museum of Arts and Design Follow us on Twitter Join is on Facebook

Design for the Real World Redux
2011 COMPETITION RESULTS SELECTION PROCESS EXHIBITION ABOUT PRESS

The Selection Process

The Call for Entries: March 1 – June 15, 2011

Established and emerging designers were invited to submit innovative and radical examples of ecologically responsible and/or socially responsive designs that address everyday problems or social needs in the spirit of Victor J. Papanek's philosophy.

Submissions were solicited in the following categories:

Designed Objects which

  • significantly improve existing standards within their product group with the aim of achieving net zero environmental impact
  • offer social benefit to underserved segments of society or are driven by socially responsive considerations

Social and/or Ecological Infrastructures and Design Concepts which

  • address transdisciplinary design perspectives on urbanization, in areas such as housing, transportation, accessibility (inclusive design), communication, social and medical care, and the implications of national and international migration, etc.
  • offer paradigm-shifting solutions to bridge the lives of individuals and social networks by creating processes, systems and devices or combinations thereof that have the potential to transform social relations

Important Dates

  • Submissions open: March 1, 2011.
  • Deadline for submissions: June 15, 2011.
  • Notification of finalists: July 25, 2011.
  • Announcement of winners: August 17, 2011.
  • Note: the 2011 competition is now closed.

The Submissions

A total of 92 submissions were received from 20 countries, including Argentina, Australia, Austria, Canada, China, Costa Rica, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Indonesia, Israel, Netherlands, Norway, Slovenia, South Africa, Taiwan, United Kingdom, and the United States.

From these submissions the jury selected 17 projects—4 winners of the Victor J. Papanek Social Design Award and 13 finalists—which will be exhibited in Vienna at the University of Applied Arts Vienna (November 10, 2011–January 31, 2012), and in New York at White Box (June 18 &ndash July 15, 2012). A fully-illustrated catalogue will be produced to accompany the exhibition.

The 2011 Jury

The competition will be judged by an international panel that includes representatives of the sponsoring institutions and leading experts in the field.

These dedicated jury members spent weeks previewing entries online, and were involved in many long discussions about the submissions. After a review of all the entries and long debate they were able to come to a final decision.

The 2011 competition is now closed.

Established and emerging designers were invited to submit innovative and radical examples of ecologically responsible and/or socially responsive designs that address everyday problems or social needs in the spirit of Victor J. Papanek's philosophy.

// MEET THE JUDGES

The 2011 Awardees

The winning entries will be featured in exhibitions at the University of Applied Arts Vienna (November 10, 2011 – January 31, 2012) and in New York at White Box (June 18 – July 15, 2012).

Museum of Arts and Design White Box Victor J. Papanek Foundation University of Applied Arts Vienna Austrian Cultural Forum New York Design Indaba