Eleven Magazine has announced their latest design and ideas competition titled Marstopia, the official sequel to their 2016 award-winning international challenge Moontopia. Since their creation in mid-2015, the challenges launched by this UK based magazine and creative agency have received great global success.
Creatives from all around the world are invited to imagine Marstopia, the first human colony on Mars and in doing so, begin to define Martian vernacular design.
Today, science fiction dreams of turning mankind into a multi-planetary species are well within our reach. As scientific and technological breakthroughs are fuelling a renewed space race, it is becoming increasingly clear that the colonization of Mars is achievable - and very probable - within our lifetime.
In the contemporary discussion of Martian colonization, the focus is predominantly on the science and technological aspects of getting to the Red Planet. As visionary space tech companies are paving the way for ground-breaking Martian exploratory missions, where does this leave the creative industries? Despite dates being set for missions to Mars by governments and private companies like SpaceX, there is still a huge gap in the field of Martian architecture and extra-terrestrial design.
This gap represents the genesis of Marstopia: a competition designed to get the creative community engaged with this new field of design and generate visions of future worlds beyond ours.
The registration fee is £60 per team until 1 December 2017, £80 per team until 1 March 2018 and £100 per team after 1 March 2018 until the final deadline.
Who can participate? ⇣
This competition is open to creatives from all around the world.