Cities live. Cities change. Spatial and social structures are therefore constantly confronted with ever­changing challenges. New concepts are needed. For the city. For our daily coexistence. Social design faces these challenges and thematizes them beyond aesthetic and functional interpretations. This encourages exchange and demands something from its audience.
In the format Stadtarbeit, the jury chooses by means of an open-call project whose particular design quality brings to light social potentials and addresses social and urban issues in the Focus District. They show the alternatives design can produce in daily coexistence. The Erste Bank ExtraVALUE Design Award is awarded yearly to one of the Stadtarbeit projects.