Echo of Rubble – Post-war debris product design competition
The image of the destroyed cities in the past decades is hollow, it is consisting of components to form it which have different echoes that tell stories about the crisis and social context, such areas are dark merging series of incidents as sunlight creates quite shadows on the rubble accumulated reflecting a new hope and inspiration, ancient city rubles have different stories to tell rather than modern cities rubble each with different echoes and means.Recently the interest in re-activating these rubles are wildly spread in terms of recycling, new interventions of material use, and smart technologies to activate them.The reuse of constructional waste is a global issue in the crisis situation, however, the nostalgic value churned out of such friction depicts a new way to see and build value out of this constructional waste.
While it’s true, the damage from the war can sometimes be so huge, it can’t be determined how to even start rebuilding again. And before even, we rebuild the huge rubble problem stands as a piece of inseparable baggage that can only be solved by dumping somewhere else.The design challenge calls for an initiative in new post-war cities, developing product ideas that can form and transport social & cultural vision as well as the real texture from the spot of crisis that makes you imagine, think, and also hear the echo of this rubble.We are looking for new industrial design ideas that can be created from it, as an integral design process that combines intense conceptualization, computation, post-war materials, modern materials & rapid prototyping, which give a new dimension to the rubble problem.
The design challenge is to conceive new product design interventions resulting in more like a speaking product reflecting the roughness of post-war materials and the echoes of its culture, that delivers the society a message.Physical & conceptual exploration of continuous products that come out of rubble such as (furniture, jewelry, decorative plasters, light products, sculpture, etc.), through the use of manually designed / computational-generated forms and color gradients.A challenge to design an exclusive structural form product that can simulate the events closely in a unique and expressive way.Create a scalable framework of these products so that it can be repeatable despite the variability in the rubble obtained from post-war sites around the world. The possibilities are many but participants are advised to stick only 1 kind of product from above or of their choice.
The design challenge is to conceive new product design interventions resulting in more like a speaking product reflecting the roughness of post-war materials and the echoes of its culture, that delivers the society a message.
Link to Competition
Link to Registration form
Prize pool of worth 22,000$
First Prize: 5000$ (For students and professionals)
Runner Up: 6 x 1300$ (For students and professionals)
People’s Choice: 4 x 500$ (Open for all)
Honorable Mention: 12 x 600$ Each
Type of Competition
Open to the public/Minimum requirements (Open to anyone that complies with the requirements), Single stage (Winners selected immediately)
Who can Participate
The minimum eligible age for participation is 18 years.There is no restriction on the degree of design disciplines to participate in the challenge.Participation in the competition can happen in a team as well as an individual.The maximum numbers of participants in a team are 4.
Dates and Time Frame
Registration Closes May 10, 2021
Deadline to Submit Project May 11, 2021
Winners announcement Date July 8, 2021
Location of Competition