Professional Practice

LA+ CREATURE Design Ideas Competition

Date: 8/1/2020 - 10/20/2020

Type: Competitions / Awards

LA CES approved?: No

Location(s): International


This design competition—the third in the LA+ international series—asks whether we can live with animals in new ways, whether we can transcend the dualism of decimation on the one hand and protection on the other, and how we can use design to open our cities, our landscapes, and our minds to a more symbiotic existence with other creatures.

LA+ CREATURE asks entrants to do three things:

First, choose a nonhuman creature as your client (any species, any size, anywhere) and identify its needs (energy, shelter, procreation, movement, interaction, environment, etc.).

Second, design (or redesign) a place, structure, thing, system, and/or process that improves your client’s life.

Third, your design must, in some way, increase human awareness of and empathy toward your client’s existence.


Julia Lent

Maxine Artis

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Ian Bucacink

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