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Tuesday, 24 May 2011 19:00

The Museum of Arts and Design is extending entry for Design for the Real World Redux, an international design competition, sponsored in partnership with the Victor J. Papanek Foundation at the University of Applied Arts Vienna and the Austrian Cultural Forum New York, until June 15, 2011.

 

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The name of the competition derives from the 1971 book "Design for the Real World" by Victor J. Papanek, the renowned Austrian-born, American-trained designer and educator, who was an early proselytizer of design that was ecologically and socially responsible—for example, a radio that could be cheaply assembled from discarded metal cans and powered by a burning candle.

Victor Papanek wrote:  "…design has become the most powerful tool with which man shapes his tools and environments (and, by extension, society and himself)."

Design for the Real World Redux calls for established, emerging, and student designers to submit work in the conceptual, prototype, or production phase that emulates Victor J. Papanek's notions of environmental and social responsibility. One outstanding entry will receive the Victor J. Papanek Social Design Award. Finalists will be featured in two exhibitions: one in the fall at the University of Applied Arts Vienna, and another next spring in New York. A fully illustrated catalogue will be produced to document the competition and the finalists.

The application fee for initial entries by professional designers will be $100, and $75 for each additional entry, and $75 for initial entries by students, and $50 for each additional entry.

Organizers: The Museum of Arts and Design in New York City in partnership with the Victor J. Papanek Foundation at the University of Applied Arts Vienna and the Austrian Cultural Forum New York

The 2011 Jury

The competition will be judged by an international panel:

Gerald Bast, President, University of Applied Arts Vienna
Allan Chochinov, Partner, Editor-in-Chief, Core77
Alison J. Clarke, Professor, Design History and Theory / Research Director Victor Papanek Foundation, University of Applied Arts Vienna
Holly Hotchner, Director, Museum of Arts and Design
Ronald Labaco, Curator, Museum of Arts and Design
David McFadden, Chief Curator, Museum of Arts and Design
Katarina Posch, Associate Professor, History of Art and Design, Pratt Institute
Fiona Raby, Principal, Dunne and Raby
Stefan Sagmeister, Principal, Sagmeister Inc.
Andreas Stadler, Director, Austrian Cultural Forum New York
John Thackara, Founder and Director, Doors of Perception

 

For more information on the Victor J. Papanek Social Design Award competition, submission requirements, important dates and Victor J. Papanek, please visit vjpsocialdesign.madmuseum.org. Follow @VJPsocialdesign on Twitter for up-to-date news and information concerning the competition.


Last Updated on Wednesday, 25 May 2011 11:06