In design colleges, students often put on display their projects with posters, models and videos. Let the future designers “be seen” in a sustainable way from the beginning on: Create a sustainable exhibition system for design universities!
THE PROBLEM / OPPORTUNITY
Tradeshows are the second most wasteful industry according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (Lisa Plummer, Tradeshow Week, 12/10/2007).
Few projects have aimed at designing environment-friendly exhibition systems that minimise environmental impacts at all Life Cycle Stages, i.e. Pre-production, Production, Distribution, Use and Disposal. Design schools worldwide are lacking environmentally sustainable approaches to student exhibitions. With a more sustainable exhibition system schools and students could also exhibit their commitment to a more sustainable society.
THE DESIGN BRIEF
This Challenge is to design an environmentally sustainable system to exhibit students' projects in (design) universities. The exhibition structure needs to be able to display posters, models and/or videos of students’ projects. To be considered environmentally sustainable, your design should be in accordance with the Life Cycle Design (LCD) approaches and relevant strategies, i.e. minimizing resources, choosing low impact resources, optimizing product life, extending material life and simplifying disassembly.
THE CONCEPT SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS download
(concept deadline is over)
THE SOLUTION SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS download
(from 15.05.2015 to 14.09.2015)
Up to 10 winning concepts will be shown in a dedicated exhibition within the second Sustainability Maker Conference to be held in Milano as one of the EXPO2015 events. The ShareRadio will be broadcasting the news interviewing the winners.
The best solution/s (if crowd-funded), will be locally implemented, collaborating with the Exhibition Lab, Politecnico di Milano University for realization.
All proposers will be rewarded with worldwide visibility of their ideas/solutions on the innonatives platform.
CONTACTS FOR FURTHER QUESTIONS
Dr. Mariano Chernicoff
Tel: +39 022399 7149
Prof. Carlo Vezzoli and Dr. Elisa Bacchetti
+39 022399 7203