To design is not a tool to proliferate consumption. We should recall that the intended purpose of design is to enrich people’s life.
Prof. Toyo Itō
Design Educates Awards is an international award for designers and architects who want to bring a change to the world through their work. It is an award that recognizes, showcases, and promotes projects that can make our surroundings more functional, more beautiful, safer, healthier, and more sustainable.
The aim of the DE Awards is to find, present and promote internationally the best ideas and realizations that offer an additional educational benefit - an added value that can influence a beneficial change in the behavior or way of thinking of the recipients of the project. The project itself can highlight specific opportunities and challenges, explain socio-cultural factors and influences, or even create new development scenarios.
Each year, the esteemed panel of judges selects outstanding ideas and implementations in the categories of architectural design, product design, universal design, and responsive design.
Entries are judged based on overall concept and execution, the potential for educational impact, effectiveness and quality of information side aesthetics, quality of presentation, visioning, originality, feasibility, and versatility.
Prof. Toyo Itō, Jette Cathrin Hopp, Prof. Winy Maas, Jakob Lange, Prof. Claudia Pasquero, Prof. Mark L. Gardner, Maria Aiolova, Julie Payette, senior Prof. Ranjana Dani, Prof. Alan Pert, Prof. Masayo Ave, David Basulto, Doris Kim Sung, Dr. Peter Kuczia, and Aidin Ardjomandi.
Laureates of the awards join an elite group of 116 members from 35 countries to date, are invited to present their designs during the awards ceremony in Germany, and are included in the book Design Educates. (So far, three editions of the ceremony have taken place, and three volumes of the book have been published.) The winners, laureates of prizes, honorable mentions, and nominations will be selected in each category. In addition to the overall judging, the student project with the highest score will be awarded the Emerging Designers label and receive an additional $1,000 financial award. Concurrent with the judging, Solarlux representatives will select the Solarlux Choice winners.
deadline: January 2, 2022, at www.designeducates.com
ORGANIZER AND PARTNERS
The host of the DEAwards is Laka Foundation (nonprofit and nongovernmental organization).
Official website of the awards: www.designeducates.com
Contact the organizer at [email protected].
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