Call for Ideas – Lost Spaces Competition

January 21st, 2015

Design Talks Institute (d.talks), a design advocacy organization, in collaboration with WATERSHED+, aim to address a particular challenge of public space–what to do with seemingly remnant pieces of public property.

The Lost Spaces design competition asks professionals and students in the fields of art, architecture, design, and engineering to respond to the diverse challenges of design, social sustainability, and low impact design improvements. The ideas competition aims to explore alternatives improving the use, public realm and ecological value of a lost space.

A ‘lost space’ is any space that remains underutilized within our urban environment. They might be leftover pieces, a ghost of the planning past. Lost spaces are part of the public realm, rarely designed to function with both social and environmental benefit to the city.

January 5th, 2015 – Registration opens
March 20th, 2015 – Registration and questions deadline
March 30th, 2015 – Submission due (23:59 MDT)
April 29th, 2015 – Winners announced

The Jury
Susan Szenasy, Editor in Chief, Metropolis Magazine
Shane Coen, Principal, Coen + Partners Landscape Architecture
Pierre Thibault, Principal, Atelier Pierre Thibault Architecture
Shauna Thompson, Curator, The Esker Foundation
Diana Sherlock, Independent Curator

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