Register April 12, 2019 | Submit April 12, 2019 | Architecture Competitions
Eliminate Loneliness Through Design
The “Eliminate Loneliness” competition provides you a public platform to tackle the issue of loneliness and isolation in society through design. We challenge you to set your imagination alight, and consider the systems, spaces, and interactions that could generate meaningfulness and connection in today’s world.
Whether this be on the individual or collective, micro or macro, digital or tangible, product or space, is entirely up to you. We ask you to question the fundamental causes of loneliness, their flows, conditions, and effects. Following the ethos of Bubble, we then ask you to operate across multiple spheres, reaching beyond convention to tackle the issue of loneliness through a creative, design-led solution.
There are very few boundaries for your idea. There is no set scale, location, or programme. Your idea could be an object, a room, a building, a street, a city, or bigger. Our prerequisites are deliberately open in order to encourage participation and input from all spheres of design, including architecture, product, interiors, digital, and landscape. Whatever your response, we are eager to receive ideas that encourage connection, co-operation, and engagement.
April 12 closing for submissions
40x FINALISTS will have their submission listed on the Bubble website, and will be included in a Bubble print publication “Ideas for: Eliminating Loneliness.”
A shortlist of winners will be chosen from the 40 finalists, to be recognized as follows:
7x HONOURABLE MENTIONS will, in addition to the rewards offered for being a finalist, be included in our press packet to be sent to leading design websites for publication.
1x THIRD PLACE WINNER will, in addition to the rewards offered to the finalists and honorable mentions, receive a prize of £250.
1x SECOND PLACE WINNER will, in addition to the rewards offered to the finalists and honorable mentions, receive a prize of £500.
1x FIRST PLACE WINNER will, in addition to the rewards offered to the finalists and honorable mentions, receive a prize of £750.
David Basulto: Founder and CEO, ArchDaily
Anna Blinova: Art Director, VIGO Industries, New York City
Craig Martin: Professor of Architecture, TU Delft, Netherlands
Rob Roggema: Professor of Sustainable Spatial Transformations, Hanze University Groningen, Netherlands
Tom Jefferies: Professor of Architecture, Manchester School of Architecture, UK