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Design for the Real World Redux

Design For the Real World REDUX: Competition Results

VIENNA and NEW YORK CITY (August 17, 2011)—The Museum of Arts and Design in New York, the Victor J. Papanek Foundation at the University of Applied Arts Vienna, and the Austrian Cultural Forum New York are proud to announce the four winners of the Victor J. Papanek Social Design Award and the thirteen competition finalists of the inaugural Design for the Real World Redux competition supporting environmentally sustainable and socially responsible design.


OLPC XO-3: Yves Behar (Fuseproject)

Open Green Map: Wendy E. Brawer (Green Map System)

Urbaneering Brooklyn 2110: Ecological City of the Future: Mitchell Joachim and Maria Aiolova (Terreform One & Planetary One)

Jani Sanitary Pad: Lars Vedeler with Marc Hoogendijk, Sophie Thornander, Karin Lidman, and Kristin Tobiassen


“See Better to Learn Better”: Yves Behar (Fuseproject)

Mobile Soup Kitchen Food Prep Station: Kristina E. Drury (TYTHEdesign) and St. John’s Bread & Life

Emergency Ambulance: Margaret Durkan (Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design, Royal College of Art)

Plant 3 (Algae Community Power Station): EOOS Design

The Edible Spoon: Anatoliy Omelchenko (Triangle Tree)

iBamboo Speaker: Anatoliy Omelchenko (Triangle Tree)

AquaIris: Talia Radford with Juan Sebastian Gomez (TALIAYSEBASTIAN)

“Planet Earth -Directions for Use”: Angie Rattay (Angieneering: Design for Good)

Sra Pou Vocational School: Hilla Rudanko with Anssi Kankkunen

Silverphone: Elizabeth S. Schultz with Zane Coffin, Sung Jun Kim, and Jung Min Lee

Lota de Agua: Yasaman Sheri

Braille Buddy: Yasaman Sheri

Flow: Alberto Vasquez

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.


The 2011 Awardees

The winning entries will be featured in exhibitions held 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).

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