The Ghost Project’s slogan for the year 2017 is “THE NEW NOMADS”
Everyday commuting and transportation, intense tourist influx to global destinations, massive ecological, economic and war-instigated displacements of people across the entire continent are becoming inevitable challenges of our times. At the same time, mobility remains the ultimate ideal of creative people’s freedom and independence, inspiring visions of objects, spaces, services and technological solutions that support nomadic way of living.
Under the slogan “THE NEW NOMADS”, Ghost Project 2017 calls for young designers to share their vision on how prompt design interventions can improve lives of people on the move, be their mobility deliberate or forceful, and enable them to make a new place their home. We are looking for innovative design solutions for multifunctional domestic objects, mobile workplace units, learning tools on the move, portable street shelters, transformable public space furniture, adjustable environments, sustainable life concepts for the nomads of our times, balancing the eternal human need for freedom of movement with sense of belonging.
ABOUT GHOST PROJECT
Ghost Project is an international platform for talents in the area of design concepts and product design. Starting as a small local exhibition of unexecuted projects in 2006, Ghost Project has grown to one of the largest regional reviews of design talents from around the world, enhancing the exchange between designers from different cultural backgrounds and giving unique insight into upcoming generation of designers who will be shaping our future.
COMPETITION SUBJECT AND CRITERIA
Design concepts, products, indoor and outdoor furniture, lighting, interior elements, everyday objects, home accessories, fashion garments, stationary, aid products, recycled materials, etc. that offer innovative yet rational solutions to challenges arising from the global and local movement of people, from work-related daily commuting, holiday-driven seasonal travels, war-instigate refugee movement, economic-driven migrations, to roaming the globe in search for knowledge and life experience.
Criteria appreciated by the Jury: innovative features that enhance the quality of contemporary life; ergonomics; rational production costs; use of materials available locally; environmentally friendly production process; recycling; compact packaging for transport; significant social impact.
Manuel Polanco, Basurama – Spain
Nikola Radeljkovic, Numen / ForUse – Croatia
Anja Zorko, Museum of Architecture and Design – Slovenia
Jelena Mijanovic, Co-Design – Sweden
Jesper Koefoed-Melson, GivrRum – Denmark
Jelena Matic, Faculty of Forestry University of Belgrade – Serbia
Maja Lalic, Mikser Festival – Serbia
Competition is open to all persons aged 35 years and younger, from all over the world.
Applicants may be individuals or groups of creators. Each applicant may submit more than one entry. When submitting online applications, applicants may submit concepts, sketches and 3d images, but if selected for the exhibition, they must provide functional prototypes of the winning designs.
DEADLINES AND PROJECT SUBMISSION
The competition is open till 27 April 2017. Applicants are able to register and submit their projects by filling in the online application at ghost.mikser.rs until 27 April 2017 at midnight. The jury will announce the winners whose projects will be featured in the Ghost Project 2017 Exhibition on 1 May 2017. The Ghost Project exhibition takes place from 25 – 28 May 2017 within the Mikser Festival in Belgrade, Serbia. The Mikser Festival Awards Ceremony will be held on the last day of the Ghost Project exhibition at the Mikser Festival 2017, 28 May in the evening.
APPLICATION FORM: http://ghost.mikser.rs/