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Competition Invites Architecture Students to Confront the Pandemic Through Design | Architectural Record

The Dubai-based Global Grad Show, which mounts a competition and exhibition each fall, has announced a special “open call” for proposals that address coronavirus.

2018 Global Grad Show exhibition, photo courtesy Global Grad Show
2018 Global Grad Show exhibition, photo courtesy Global Grad Show

Fred A. Bernstein

Can architecture and design students help mitigate the impact of COVID-19? The organizers of a program to promote the best designs by students from colleges and universities in more than 40 countries, think so.

The Dubai-based Global Grad Show, which mounts a competition and exhibition each fall, has announced a special “open call” for proposals that address the pandemic. Entries might be designed to “enhance the efficiency of home-quarantine; increase treatment capacity and screening methods; mitigate contagious behaviors; or enable collaborative disease data collection and processing,” the organizers say. Submissions are due on April 2. A team of judges (including design, tech and health professionals as well as potential investors) will choose the most promising projects in time for an April 16 announcement. The only restriction is that entrants must be affiliated with a college or university—architecture schools included. (Student winners will receive a year’s tuition; professors will receive the equivalent in grants.)

Read on >>>> Source: Architectural Record Competition Invites Architecture Students to Confront the Pandemic Through Design | 2020-03-24 | Architectural Record

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