SXSW 2019 Place By Design Competition now is over!
Place by Design is SXSW’s Public Space Design Competition recently announced celebrating transformative work at the intersection of art, technology, and design that rethinks how we use and interact with our shared spaces.
South by Southwest (SXSW) Conference & Festivals is accepting applications for the 2019 Place By Design Competition from all parts of the world.
South By Southwest dedicates itself to helping creative people achieve their goals. Founded in 1987 in Austin, Texas, SXSW is best known for its conference and festivals that celebrate the convergence of the interactive, film, and music industries. An essential destination for global professionals, the event features sessions, showcases, screenings, exhibitions, and a variety of networking opportunities. SXSW proves that the most unexpected discoveries happen when diverse topics and people come together.
Place by Design celebrates transformative work at the intersection of art, technology, and design that rethinks how we use and interact with the places around us.
The built environment and design of our shared spaces have a profound influence on our daily lives. In the public realm, design-based solutions can produce a wide range of outcomes impacting areas as diverse as health, behavior, social interaction, creativity, and civic engagement.
Creative collaborations and work using data, media, emerging technologies, and the arts are encouraged to apply. No intervention is too small, but ultimately they are seeking original, ingenious ideas that are site-specific yet can scale, and will inspire other creatives, designers and urbanists to improve their own surroundings.
Conceptual submissions and projects in planning are not eligible for inclusion at this time.
The selected Finalists will be invited to present at SXSW 2019 from March 8-17, 2019 in Austin, Texas . Each designer or team will present their work in a fast-paced pitch competition and participate in a Q&A session with the judges, who ultimately determine the winner.
Work will be judged in part by its impact on the design problem it set out to solve.
Applications are currently open through November 8, 2018 at 11:59pm PT.
The application fee is $50.
Who can participate? ⇣
The SXSW Place by Design competition is open to all types of design work that rethinks, enhances or transforms public space, including but not limited to emerging technologies, urban interventions, public art and architecture.