This year Metropolis challenges you to develop solutions that empower, advance, and include groups often overlooked in the design process (including but not limited to, our rapidly increasing aging population and citizens with disabilities). The annual Next Generation® Design Competition is open for entries. Consider the 1.13 billion people with unique needs worldwide.
1.13 billion is a difficult figure to wrap your head around. Think of your own mother, father, siblings, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and friends. Your submissions should help your own relations, as well as others, to live better lives, beautifully.
The competition strives for solutions at all scales, from systems, experiences, places, to spaces, products, or any area that needs to be made inclusive and empowering. Submissions can be conceptual, in the early stages of development, near completion, or completed and ready for the next phase of development. The ideas must have the potential to be made, built, or otherwise realized.
The winner of Next Generation receives a $10,000 prize, but, more importantly, that person or team receives career-building international attention.
Application is now open! Deadline for entries is February 18, 2013.
Email NextGen@metropolismag.com with any questions.