19 April 2018
Four proposals have been shortlisted for the inaugural Victorian Design Challenge, an initiative that sees multi-disciplinary teams use design to target important social and environmental issues.
Following a recent VicHealth study that highlighted the debilitating effects of loneliness and anxiety in young Victorians, this year’s theme called for design ideas that build resilience in young people.
The four shortlisted teams include:
- Failure Place – Team Leader: Simon McPherson, Architect/Urbanist
- Future Peoples – A partnership between The Future Ensemble & Local Peoples. Team Leader: Local Peoples Branding and Design Agency
- Local time – Team Leader: Matthew Dwyer, Graduate Architect
- Occupied! – Team Leader: Matt Calder, Student of Landscape Architecture
Delivered by the National Gallery of Victoria, the challenge is part of the government’s revamped annual Victorian Design Program and includes a $30,000 prize which will go towards the development and prototyping of the winning team’s idea.
The live presentation of the shortlisted teams’ designs will be held in the Clemenger BBDO Auditorium at the NGV on Saturday 2 June 2018.