FLUID 2024 - Regional Awards for Young Designers

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FLUID 2024 - Regional Awards for Young Designers

FLUID 2024 - Regional Awards for Young Designers now is over!

FLUID Design Forum and NGO FLUX recently has announced its FLUID 2024 - Regional Awards for Young Designers, inviting young graphic designers, illustrators, design & architecture students, visual artists, photographers, architects... from Montenegro, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Serbia, Kosovo, North Macedonia, Albania, to participate.

About Competition


Fluid – Design Forum and NGO Flux once again are hosting its FLUID 2024 regional Awards for Young Designers: “SUSTAINABLE OPTIMISM”.

This year’s edition of the FLUID Design Forum explores how optimism in design can help in responding to the complex issues of contemporary society, in which ways it can contribute to solutions but also how it can harm the efforts to address pertinent societal issues. Now, almost a century later, the ‘will’ mentioned in Antonio Gramsci’s famous quotation is no longer adequate. It is corroded by experience: a string of unfulfilled expectations, the breakdown of enlightenment heritage, civil and democratic paradigms, the collapse of modernist processes, permanent political and social crises, and the threat of ecological cataclysms.

This year’s edition of the FLUID Design Forum explores how optimism in design can help in responding to the complex issues of contemporary society, in which ways it can contribute to solutions but also how it can harm the efforts to address pertinent societal issues.

Design theory and practice are not exempt either. They became impotent through a compromise with capital. The market spectacle took the most brilliant ideas, appropriated and commodified them. Likewise, design theory and practice accepted compromises and took comfort in the understanding that they were inevitable.

If contemporary design does not lack optimism, is that design fake, is it cynical? Is it a consequence of choosing not to look at the broader context, or is it simply the result of a lack of information, myopia, or inexperience? If none of those things exist, what are the possible foundations for design optimism?

What makes it sustainable: realistic, authentic, selfless, and sensible? What can give vitality to design today while preserving higher goals? Can optimism be the very object of design thought and practice? Could design be more than just a means to an end?
Each participant or group can submit a maximum of 3 posters: either three separate posters or one series of three posters.


Submission requirements


you need to send PDF - 50 X 70cm (vertical orientation),
resolution of the bitmap image must be at least 150px/inch.
file size: up to 10MB





Eligibility


Applications are open for young (18–35 years of age) graphic designers, illustrators, design&architecture students, visual artists, photographers, architects… from Montenegro, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Serbia, Kosovo, North Macedonia and Albania.



Prize


The three awarded authors will have an opportunity to take part in a joint exhibition or presentation @ FLUID #13/2025.



Entry fees


There is no entry fee to participate!

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