Three Weeks to SEED Award Deadline! / by CPID

SEED + dbXchange + Live Projects Network Awards

Applications are made directly to each network:

SEED NetworkCriteria and Application

dbXchange NetworkCriteria and Application 

Live ProjectsNetwork Criteria and Application 

Recognizing design projects with exceptional social, economic, environmental and pedagogic impact, this year the SEED + dbXchange + Live Projects Network Awards will represent the greater scale and growing relationships needed to create truly sustainable projects and positive change in all communities globally. While each network has a unique focus, sharing the awards acknowledges their common ground: supporting the growth of excellence in public interest design.

A total of six projects will be selected for awards through a competitive juried process. Two winners will be selected by each of the three host networks that represent their public interest design principles and selection criteria.

Winning projects receive a $2,000 honorarium for a trip for one team representative to present their work at an international conference, taking place at Portland State University in Portland, Oregon from April 6-7, 2017. Built on the framework of the annual Structures for Inclusion Conference, this joint conference will focus on sharing built works, research, and discussions which can inform the future collaborations and efforts by these networks, and others, to promote access to design as a basic human right.

The deadline for each application on all three network platforms is January 6, 2017, 11:59 pm Eastern Standard Time. The Award Winners will be announced on the networks’ websites on January 26, 2017.