ARCHITECTURE FOR HUMANITY CHICAGO LAUNCHES ACTIVATE!
Design competition to re-imagine Chicago public spaces
Through an acupuncture style small-scale design intervention, the ACTIVATE! competition challenges individuals to create one or more objects that can activate a vacant site, is universally accessible, and fosters multi-generational community interaction for $1,000 or less.
Building on the success of the 2010 competition, a short video about it can be viewed here http://chicagoideas.com/videos/99 the winning designs have fostered a dialogue about open space and how design can be the catalyst for the creation of meaningful and joyful places that facilitate community engagement. The 2012 competition site is a Chicago Public School with a ‘blind spot’ on their campus that attracts unwanted loitering and illegal activity. Site photos, plans, project information and previous winning installations are located on the Open Architecture Network project page http://openarchitecturenetwork.org/projects/activate_design_comp and email firstname.lastname@example.org the chapter directly with questions.
The competition closes on February 29th, 2012, so take advantage of the leap year with an extra day for design.