Democratic Design


New collaborations are emerging in the architecture and urban design profession, overcoming previous hierarchies and enabling collective design strategies: between countries, among colleagues, across disciplines, bridging the gap between public and professional spheres, and forging connections between academia and activisms. Architecture, design and planning are, and have always been, about collaboration, cooperation and compromise. In this sense, good examples from new design processes can strengthen democratic understanding, support participation and a societal cohesion that societies are so desperately in need of.

We are looking for:

Built Projects: Built architectural and urban design projects that embody the essence of collaboration, serve the common good and are characterised by their multidisciplinary approach

Activities: Cultural activities that engage or challenge spatial practices and empower citizens to their right of space
Research: Research or teaching activities in the fields of architecture, planning, design, political or social sciences that combine their didactic endeavours with public outreach and activism

Actors: Architectural, landscape and urban design offices, artists, collectives, partnerships and networks that have established new collaborative practices to address contemporary societal problems.

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