Professional Practice

Redesign Everything Challenge

Date: 1/23/2024 - 3/13/2024

Type: Competitions / Awards

LA CES approved?: No

Location(s): International


Design platform What Design Can Do has announced its Redesign Everything Challenge, calling designers to submit ideas that "radically redesign our world."

Redesign Everything Challenge is the fifth competition run in collaboration with the IKEA Foundation and invites international designers to present products, materials, systems or services that intend to tackle critical global issues such as climate change.

The competition is open until March 13, 2024, and the winners will see their designs turned into reality and win €5,000 in funding.

The initiative emphasizes the need for circular and regenerative solutions and aims to answer the question: what role can designers play in the transition to a fair and circular future?

What Design Can Do intends for the competition to prompt designers to use their "radical imaginations" and design creative solutions that tackle crises in construction, mobility, food, digital services or electronics.

In April 2024 a jury of experts in climate action, design and social impact will select 10 winners. In addition to winning €5,000 in funding and seeing their designs turned into reality, winners will receive online training and mentoring sessions with experts to strengthen their projects. Winners will also have the opportunity to speak at What Design Can Do events.

What Design Can Do was launched in 2011 and is an international platform that champions design as a tool for social change. The platform addresses pressing societal and environmental issues and has hosted 15 successful conferences in Amsterdam, São Paulo, and Mexico City.





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