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Design in Public presents: Displaced: Design for Inclusive Cities | A Design Ideas Competition
Our world is witnessing a time of record immigration and displacement. According to the United Nations High Commission for Refugees, there are now more than 60 million forcibly displaced people worldwide, the result of persecution, conflict, violence or human rights violations.
Cities are on the front lines of this global crisis. 60 to 70% of displaced people now live in cities. As the number of urban displaced persons
grows, so does the moral imperative to welcome and embrace them.
While immigrants and refugees face many challenges in their new urban lives — language, access to services, work and housing, cultural barriers — they also bring new energy to our cities and economy. Their success is our success.
Displaced: Design for Inclusive Cities calls upon designers of all disciplines to apply the power of design thinking to the urgent need to welcome, support and empower urban migrants and refugees. We seek game-changing ideas that radically rethink aspects of our designed urban environment to improve the lives of everyone. Beyond the issue of immediate shelter, how can design of our urban experience create a sense of sanctuary that nurtures and strengthens long-term resettlement?
April 17 – June 12 – Submission period
September 8-21 – Winners announced at SDF 2018
December 2018 – February 2019 – Winners will be on display at the Sanctuary Cities exhibit.