We're ecstatic to announce the 15 finalists of SXSW Eco's first-ever public space design competition Place by Design. These inspiring projects demonstrate a range of innovative methods that transform underutilized public places. The Place by Design jurors narrowed the original 79 entries into our 15 finalists who will display their work at SXSW Eco and compete for three Place by Design Awards: Transformative Design, Community Impact and Global Potential. Discover the PXD finalists and register to attend SXSW Eco to see who will win!
In other news, we've announced Shepard Fairey as our third and final keynote speaker. Shepard's work is widespread and likely to appear in a variety of unlikely places. In celebration of his keynote address we've launched an Instagram competition–snap a pic of Shepard's art and tag it #sxswecoSF for a chance to win a SXSW Eco badge!
Image of Ballroom Luminoso courtesy Claudia Zarazua