Urban Food & Design Challenge 2020

Together with Vienna Business Agency, VIENNA DESIGN WEEK invites project submissions on the subject of Urban Food & Design.

Until June 30th, 2019 we are looking for projects in the following field:  

                         Urban Food & Design: The New Local

Currently, we are occupied with new perspectives on togetherness in the city, most importantly questions about the potential offered by the local in an environment that continues to be determined by the realities of the global market: The New Local.

How does local food production, distribution and local consumption work in a time before and after COVID-19?

Following our previous calls for projects of the last two years, which have focused on new sources of food, the structure of consumption and forms of presentation, we are now looking for concepts that take a closer look at the social structures related to food.

Together you're less alone, they say. But what does that mean today? The project SEPARATE TOGETHERNESS - A Virtual Dinner by Isabel Prade and Stephanie Kneissl from 2018 showed how it is possible to be sociable despite spatial distance.

Selection and Realisation of the Projects 

A jury consisting of independent experts and representatives of VIENNA DESIGN WEEK and Vienna Business Agency will select the best projects. The open call will run from May 14th to June 30th, 2020. The time frame for production and realisation of the concept will be from late June to September 24th, 2020. The final presentation of the projects will take place at VIENNA DESIGN WEEK 2020 from September 25th to October 4th, 2020 and should include the team’s presence.

This year VIENNA DESIGN WEEK has chosen Vienna’s 12th district Meidling as its Focus District and will occupy the Amtshaus at Theresienbadgasse as its Festival Headquarters. Use of the Focus District and the Festival Headquarters can be reflected in the project submissions.

Find more information about the call for projects and the submission here:

Call for projects Urban Food & Design Challenge 2020

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