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
Social and/or Ecological Infrastructures and Design Concepts which
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