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Sustainable Thinking Evolution Day: SOS Call for Ideas

The SOS Call for Ideas - Sustainable Thinking Evolution Day recently announced by SOS - School of Sustainability and MC A - Mario Cucinella Architects is launched in occasion of the third evolution of “The Wall: Sustainable Thinking Evolution”, the timeline dedicated to the history of Sustainability and exhibited at the Museo Novecento in Florence.

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The SOS — School of Sustainability and MC A — Mario Cucinella Architects recently have announced a new call for ideas in occasion of the third evolution of “The Wall: Sustainable Thinking Evolution”, the timeline dedicated to the history of Sustainability and exhibited at the Museo Novecento in Florence.

The objective of this competition is to give innovative answers to the future challenges we will shortly need to face, both as men and as professionals, the PechaKucha aims at developing a cocept that contributes to the achievement of one of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda proposed by the team of SOS and MC A.
T he Call will allow participants to introduce their ideas to companies that are “leaders in the sustainability sector” and that will join the event together with Mario Cucinella, the director of the Museo Novecento Sergio Risaliti and the director of SOS Massimo Imparato, to select the inspirational papers submitted during the first phase and to evaluate the final presentations during the Sustainable Thinking Evolution Day, Powered by PechaKucha, thus decreeing the winners.

How to participate?

To participate in the first selection phase it is necessary to compile the template (on the official website), with an evocative and representative image of the proposal, accompanied by a short descriptive text (maximum 1000 characters, including spaces) and send a video illustrating the concept. Each candidate is invited to present 1 proposal only, choosing among the four following themes: Water is the new oil, Humanity as an urban species, After plastics, what?, Impact of digital technologies on public space.

You need to send previously unpublished, solutions, there are no limits in terms of approach and scale, from wide-ranging strategies to innovative but limited ideas.

Following a selection of the works, on the 23th of October 2019, three Finalists for each of the proposed themes will be announced. Those selected for the second phase will be invited to present their proposal in person or via video, preparing a slideshow according to the “PechaKucha” format: 20 slides x 20 seconds (sending video materials by 31/10). The Sustainable Thinking Evolution Day, Powered by PechaKucha will take place at the Museo Novecento in Florence on Novembre the 6th, 2019 (no coverage is provided for transport costs) in the presence of several “leaders in the sustainability sector”, of Mario Cucinella, of the director of the Museo Novecento Sergio Risaliti and of the director of SOS Massimo Imparato.

There is no entry fee to participate!


It's free to enter!

Eligibility

The Call is reserved for young professionals (under 30), recent graduates and graduating students (to be graduated by 30 July 2020), of all disciplines.

Prize

The winners of the 4 Topics and the Winner of the PechaKucha will see their concepts included in the third evolution of The Wall: Sustainable Thinking Evolution, on display at the Museo Novecento in Florence from November the 20th, 2019 to January the 27th, 2020. The cards will be displayed on The Wall and a QRcode will show the in-depth video made during the Sustainable Thinking Evolution Day, Powered by PechaKucha. The contents will be uploaded in a dedicated area on the SOS – School of Sustainability website and the results will be communicated to the press through a joint communication between SOS, MC A, Museo Novecento and the companies involved.

Up for grabs for the Winner of the Sustainable Thinking Evolution Day PechaKucha a full scholarship for SOS7 (academic year 2020/2021). For the 2nd and 3rd classified, an internship at one of the “sustainability companies” involved is foreseen.

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