Design Competition: Designing for Health and Equity (Submissions due September 6)

The Epidemic Urbanism Initiative (EUI) is pleased to announce a forthcoming design competition, “Designing for Health and Equity: Supporting Vulnerable Communities in the Post-Pandemic Age,” with proposals due September 6, 2021.

The goal of this design competition is to provide a setting for collaboration between students, teachers, designers, thinkers, architects, artists, and practitioners from a range of disciplines and fields in order to create and discuss conceptual design ideas that explicitly promote healthy places for vulnerable communities.

This design competition will seek submissions in four categories: senior housing, community clinics, neighborhood schools, and public parks. Each design category will be reviewed by three jurors consisting of faculty and professionals from various countries and disciplines. Shortlisted projects will be announced on October 1, 2021 and will be discussed by the jury and guest commentators in final review meetings for each topic on:

  • Friday, October 8, 12-1pm US Eastern Time: Senior Housing
  • Saturday, October 9, 12-1pm US Eastern Time: Community Clinics
  • Friday, October 15, 12-1pm US Eastern Time: Neighborhood Schools
  • Saturday, October 16, 12-1pm US Eastern Time: Public Parks

Please see the attached PDF for more details on the call, including due dates and submission criteria. Additional details about the Epidemic Urbanism Initiative are below.

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The Epidemic Urbanism Initiative (EUI), founded by Dr. Mohammad Gharipour and Dr. Caitlin DeClercq in March 2020, consists of 1700+ members from more than 90 countries. As part of this initiative, the founders have organized four international conferences since May 2020. Recordings of the EUI conferences and interviews are available on the EUI YouTube channel.

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