The third edition of the Distributed Design Awards is here!
In partnership with The Index Project, we celebrate the best maker and design responses to the post-industrial design paradigm. These awards recognize the most innovative, supportive and sustainably designed projects across Europe.
We’re looking for design projects that take the following into account:
→ Distributed Design principles
Open source, transparency, allows for adaptation and/or customization.
→ Circular economy principles
Local production, smart manufacturing, responsible materials, product life cycle and afterlife.
→ Social challenges and human wellbeing
Both that of the end-user and potential co-producers (socioeconomic business models, regenerative systems, etc.)
applications are now closed
WHO IS IT FOR?
This award is open to anyone working in the creative disciplines dealing with Design and Making: creative players, makers, designers, artists, architects, scientists, students and others.
A broad definition of ‘emerging creatives’ is adopted to include designers and makers who apply the Distributed Design concept to diverse applications, this could include platforms, deployments or products for example.
📢 APPLICATIONS PROCESS
Open for Entries → Monday, June 1st
Submissions Deadline → Tuesday, June 30th
applications are now closed
🗓️ Entry Guide & Rules
Before submitting your project, please read the detailed application guidelines:
Design for a better future, considering social and cultural challenges and human wellbeing.
🏆 Tickets for re:publica festival 2021 + Travel bursary
Design that embraces the nuances of distributed manufacture to produce a high quality design product.
🏆 ‘Featured Project’ on Faberin, promotion and no service fee on the product for three months
Design that engages circular design principles such as responsible materials and through design, is considerate of product life cycle and afterlife.
🏆 Business mentorship session with Paved with Gold
Adaptable & Open Design
Design that is
made open source,
and/or allows for
🏆 Wikifactory membership and personal onboarding session
Design that is optimised for local production in that it draws on the capacity of local materials and or knowledge, including craft or specialist processes.
🏆 Local materials and knowledge mentorship session with Make Works
Design for Emergency
Design that successfully uses Distributed Design principles to respond
to the recent COVID-19
emergency or emergencies to come.
🏆 An article featuring your project in the Distributed Design Book 2020
The project recognised as best among all the projects.
🏆 2.000€ project funding + mentorship session with The Index Project
The jury is formed by professionals and distributed design experts on each assessing round. They will act and decide according to the evaluation criteria ensuring partiality and fairness. The jury decision is final and will be kept secret until the official announcement of the winner projects.
The Index Project
Primavera De Filippi
Berkman Klein Center, Harvard
About the Distributed Design Awards
The initiative is organized by Distributed Design, a project co-funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union. It fosters the role of emerging Makers and Designers as part of our new digitized world. It celebrates, supports and inspires these professionals from across Europe and provides opportunities to support the mobility and circulation of their work to connect them with new, digital markets.
In partnertship with The Index Project, a Danish nonprofit organisation that promotes designs aimed at the improvement of life worldwide, both in developed and developing countries. The organisation is behind the biennial Index Award, the world’s biggest design award.
Wikifactory is the world’s first social platform for collaborative product development from design to manufacture. The system supports both open and private collaboration, version control and the visualisation of over 30 CAD formats.
Faberin develops a new scenery aimed at the creation of home products, with the main objective of fostering creativity and implementing design as its core elements.
Make Works source manufacturers, makers, material suppliers and workshops.
We are factory finders, on a mission to make local manufacturing openly accessible.
Europe’s largest internet and digital society conference. The participants came together to discuss current issues of digital society at the three-day festival.
We specialise in product launches and growing online communities. We build compelling content around your product and strike up creative partnerships that make sure it’s seen in all the right places.
The Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia is a centre for research, education, production and outreach, with the mission of envisioning the future habitat of our society and building it in the present.