Interested participants are asked to submit up to three (3) projects, policies or concepts that best represent inclusive design processes and outcomes in planning, architecture and landscape design. Submitted projects must be completed within the past three years, currently in process, or planned to commence before 2021 and located either within Detroit’s 139 square miles or another recognized UNESCO City of Design. Academic projects completed within the past three years are also eligible for submission. Please note that work that was displayed in the 2017 exhibition is ineligible.
While projects may be submitted into multiple focus areas, each Submission must select one of the following five categories:
Submissions for each of the above five categories should provide at least two of the items listed below:
Visuals. What best illustrates your project, policy, or concept? Potential content could include photographs, drawings, renderings, animations, diagrams, illustrations, or other digital media about an individual project or a focus area topic.
Narratives. What is your project’s inclusive design story? To help us illustrate your narrative, potential content could include publications, short films, video, radio, photography, diagrams, illustrations, poetry, or other means of storytelling about an individual project or a focus area topic.
Processes. For this exhibition, the inclusive design process is just as important as the outcome. Potential content may include drawings, renderings, animations, diagrams, illustrations or other digital media about a project’s inclusive design process or a focus area topic.
Historic Analysis. To support each focus area, we also will be accepting comprehensive urban, architecture, or planning analysis of historic Detroit design projects. The projects must illustrate grand design decisions that solved historic problems while creating future problems for the next generation. Potential historic analysis could include photographs, drawings, renderings, animations, diagrams, illustrations, written research, or other digital media about an individual project or a focus area topic.
Projects displayed in past Detroit Design 139 exhibitions are ineligible, however, project Submissions for past exhibitions that have not been previously displayed are eligible for re-Submission if they were completed within the past three years, are under construction or are planned to commence construction before 2021 and are located either within Detroit’s 139 square miles or another recognized UNESCO City of Design.
The image and text content of the Submission is at the discretion of the Entrant, and may include renderings, photographs, site maps, plans, sections, elevations, axonometric drawings, diagrams and sketches. Accommodations for the display of a physical model may be made at the discretion of the Detroit Design 139 committee.
As completed by the Entrant responsible for the design project, each Submission may include a maximum of 10 (ten) files, not to exceed 5MB per file, plus three (3) multimedia links. Files must be .JPEG, .PNG, .PDF, WORD DOCUMENT or EXCEL SPREADSHEET, including images of 3D models.
The Detroit Design 139 collaborative will determine which Submissions will be featured in the exhibition. Entrants whose Submissions are chosen will be contacted to acquire working files and individual image files. Detroit Design 139 reserves the right to alter the layout of Submissions to ensure consistent display of all projects at the exhibition.
Entrants must provide a description of each file uploaded.
All electronic Submissions must be made through the Detroit Design 139 website Submission Form, found here. For physical Submissions, packets can be picked up and dropped off at Design Core Detroit. To get a Submission packet delivered to you, mail a self-addressed stamped envelope to Design Core Detroit, 460 W. Baltimore Ave., Suite 100C, Detroit, Michigan, 48202. The Detroit Design 139 collaborative will coordinate the printing and installation of the selected works to be featured in the exhibition.
All Submissions must be entered electronically or postmarked by 11:59 p.m. EST on June 30, 2019.
The Detroit Design 139 exhibition is open to all architects, planners, designers, artists, community members, placemakers and students.
The goal of Detroit Design 139 is to prioritize the importance of both PROCESSES and OUTCOMES for all future projects throughout Detroit’s 139 square miles, so we welcome any projects that shape Detroit’s 139 square miles and other UNESCO Cities of Design. Projects with footprints outside of designated UNESCO Cities of Design, including Detroit, will not be considered.
Members of the Detroit Design 139 jury and their organizations are not eligible to submit projects for consideration.
Identities of Entrants are kept separate from the Submission for the purpose of a blind, anonymous exhibition selection process. No names of team members or the company under which they may be employed shall appear on the Submission materials. All material received by the competition organizers becomes their property, including reproduction rights. The intellectual property rights for each submission remain with the Entrant(s) of the Submission. Detroit Design 139 reserves the right to publish, exhibit, or present the Submission to this competition in any format.
By making a Submission, the Entrant agrees that the information contained on this form and any other information or materials submitted by the Entrant are complete and accurate. The Entrant further agrees that it shall indemnify and hold harmless Detroit Design 139 and its Sponsors from and against all claims or damages arising out of the use of any information or other materials supplied by the Entrant. All errors and omissions are the sole responsibility of the Entrant.
The Entrant further certifies that they have obtained all permissions necessary to permit Detroit Design 139 to publish without financial or other obligations, any information, photograph or other material submitted by the Entrant, including any permission required from any individual, architect, contractor or photographer.
The Entrant certifies that Detroit Design 139 is authorized to use all such materials as it deems appropriate in connection with this program, including publicizing the program itself. Failure to communicate process and requirements to other associated firms will result in disqualification.
Questions should be emailed to: info@DetroitDesign139.com.