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Secondary School Landscape Media Competition: A place to sit in a crowded city

Secondary School Landscape Media Competition: A place to sit in a crowded city
Date:
01-Feb-2023
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Title:
Secondary School Landscape Media Competition: A place to sit in a crowded city

Brief

In recent years, urban scientists have declared that more than half of the world’s people live in cities and urbanized areas. And this trend is not slowing. Urban areas are increasing worldwide at a rapid pace and the conditions that many of us live in are getting more crowded, more polluted, and unhealthier. This “ideas competition” asks you to consider the space of sitting—a momentary retreat from movement. What is your idea for a creative and innovative way to sit in the city? We are looking for ideas that imagine shelter and shade in the public realm. We are looking for ideas that invite a diversity of sitters and ergonomics of rest. And we are looking for designs that suggest a city built around people, communities, and ecologies.
Submit your ideas for ‘a place to sit in a crowded city’ as a single PDF or multimedia document until February 1st, 2023. Submissions may include drawings, photos, collages, videos or mixed media.

Prize

Junior Prize: Scholarship that covers the tuition fee in joining the HKU Career Discovery Landscape Architecture Programme in summer 2023.
Senior Prize: A book prize featuring 3 signed books from DLA staff about cities, landscape, and open space.

Evaluation criteria

Interpretation: theme is clearly defined and relevant to the competition brief.
Design: well-executed image or narrative for the concept.
Innovation: use of an original idea, material, or technique to meet the competition brief.

Who can enter

Junior category: Local and non-local students aged 15-17 and not in their final year of secondary school.
Senior category: Local and non-local students in their final year of secondary school.
Each student can only apply once a year. Just one submission per student is allowed.*

How to enter

Complete the form https://forms.gle/zLWh8nZTvjZFzfuJA and attached your file not exceeding 50mB.
For questions, email us at: landscape@hku.hk

*Winner, runner-up, and honourable mention selections will be announced online and exhibited on the DLA’s social media feed in early March 2023. The winner should respond to the notification email by 31st March 2023 to claim the prize, or else prize will be awarded to the runner-up.

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