Public Interest Design projects are invited to submit an application to present at an international conference being held September 11-12, 2014, in Mexico at Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México Facultad de Architectura (UNAM). Six projects will be selected through a competitive jury process. Projects must be submitted by May 15.
Mexico is an opportunity to discuss the practice of designing for social impact and how best to significantly increase the value of design for the public good. Communities and individuals are creating projects all over Mexico to address the country’s many challenging issues. These projects are taking on democratic decision-making, empowerment and engagement. While inclusive design practices worldwide are beginning to help communities address their most critical concerns and define resilient futures as they see fit, in Mexico design professionals still remain at the margins of these lively debates and initiatives.
The conference is being sponsored by Unam, Design Corps, Fetzer Institute, SEED Network and Basic Initiative. The selected projects will receive round-trip airfare to Mexico City and two night’s lodging. Presentations will be profiled online.