Design in an Age of Crisis launches

14 Jan 2021 02:33 PM

News Release

Design competition receives 500 submissions from over 50 countries across six continents.

Launching today, the digital gallery Design in an Age of Crisis shows the vital role of design in addressing worldwide challenges and providing solutions. Devised by the Biennale in partnership with Chatham House, this initiative marks the beginning of a new platform for international exchange of radical design ideas to tackle critical issues facing society, visible to policy makers and influencers beyond the design sector.  

By moving influential design discussion online, London Design Biennale and international affairs think-tank Chatham House has brought together over 500 designers and the general public, from over 50 countries, who responded to design briefs to tackle critical issues across Health, Environment, Society and Work. 

The briefs were compiled by a steering group of academics, entrepreneurs, and business leaders, reflecting on problems created or exacerbated by the pandemic. The overwhelming number of responses shows the sheer determination of individuals to contribute to creating healthier, greener, equal, and prosperous societies, with many submissions considering ideas across multiple issues. 

A selection of these designs will be presented at the London Design Biennale at Somerset House In June 2021.

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