2010 Metropolis Next Generation Design Competition Call for Entries

Good design determines how well products, spaces and systems work from the beginning. We think that great design ideas can make things work even better. One Design Fix for the Future challenges you to prove us right — whether you are an architect, interior designer, product designer, landscape designer, graphic designer, communication designer. We’re looking for ONE design fix you can make now in your designed environment — the products you use, your home, your workplace, your city or any commercial application – that, in scale or as inspiration, can improve our future.
To enter, provide one small (but brilliant and elegant) fix – leading to an incremental (or dramatic) change in sustainability. Your fix needn’t have anything to do with “environmentalist engineering” to make a difference. Concentrate on what you know best, are aching to improve in a way that deploys your training and imagination.


The facilitator for this competition is Susan S. Szenasy, Editor in Chief of Metropolis magazine, and the judges are:


* Tama Duffy Day, FASID, IIDA, LEED AP, Principal at Perkins+Will
* Ellen Lupton, Director of the Graphic Design MFA Program at Maryland Institute College of Art
* Joel Makower, Co-founder and Chairman, Greener World Media and Clean Edge
* Christopher Sharples, RA, Co-founder, Partner, SHoP Architects PC

The submission deadline is January 29, 2010.

For details, registration and to apply, please visit www.metropolismag.com/nextgen