Distributed Design Awards 2020 include an award category called Design for Emergency

A new category award in Distributed Design Awards, called Design for Emergency, in order to celebrate design that successfully uses Distributed Design principles to respond to the recent COVID-19 emergency or emergencies to come.

The Distributed Design project has released an Open Call for participation in the third edition of the Distributed Design Awards. The Award is a partnership with The Index Project: the internationally recognised non-profit organisation that promotes design to improve life. The Open Call, closing June 30th, will celebrate the world’s best maker and design responses to the post-industrial paradigm. This award recognizes the most innovative, supportive, and sustainably designed projects across Europe.

Projects will be awarded in six categories: Future Thinking, Cultural Significance, Circular Design, Adaptable and Open Design, Sustainable Production and Design for Emergency. Design for Emergency category will celebrate design that successfully uses Distributed Design principles to respond to the recent COVID-19 emergency or emergencies to come. The category winner will receive the reward of been featured in the Distributed Design book 2020 that will address the COVID-19 crisis as a global testbed for Distributed Designs. This will be the third of a series of four books developed within the Distributed Design platform, co-founded by the Creative Europe program of the European Union allowing creatives, designers, makers and innovators to participate in the creation of a new model of production and consumption, in which “bits travel globally, while atoms stay locally”

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