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Place by Design is SXSW’s public space design competition, celebrating transformative work at the intersection of art, technology, and design that rethinks how we use and interact with our cities. Selected Finalists will present their work in a fast-paced showcase during the Cities Summit at SXSW 2018 on Tuesday, March 13 at 12:30pm.
Place by Design provides a platform for artists, architects, designers and urbanists at all levels to present their scalable solutions for improving our public spaces.
Designed by: Wendy Ann Mansilla and Andrew Perkis
Adressaparken is an open place to play, explore, wonder, experience and relax. All visitors should be surprised and excited, through both experiences and participation with contents and activities based on technology, media and art. Adressaparken invokes the idea of a multiuse playspace.
Designed by: Philipp Ronnenberg in collaboration with Ulrike Mallien
DRYVER is a mobile drinking fountain that produces water from air. The robot drives through the city and provides fresh water to passers-by. As ultimate-local proposal for free water, it reflects the absurdity of filling water into bottles.
New Orleans, LA
Designed by the Urban Conga
The Hangout is an interactive installation that sparks community activity and social interaction through play. The design focuses on using sight, sound, and touch to stimulate a once underutilized lot in the Lower Ninth Ward, New Orleans.
Designed by STEREOBOT
LuminoCITY x STEREOBOT is an urban activation network linking together established and emerging districts in the City of Detroit though a series of bold immersive art and architecture installations bringing people together to organically discover the vision of a new city full of possibilities.
Modular Fitness Hub
Designed by Public Recreation
Public Recreation is building fitness into the fabric of cities, starting with a new type of gym. Our “fitness hubs” empower everyone to lead healthier, happier lives.
SPACEBUSTER: We Like America
Designed by raumlaborberlin
Featuring SPACEBUSTER, a mobile urban activator, We Like America explores facets of The American Dream by instigating nomadic and transitory spaces.
2018 Emcees and Jurors
Emcee: Katherine Darnstadt, Founder, Latent Design
Jurors: Cezanne Charles, Director of Creative Industries, Creative Many
Kim Cook, Director of Art and Civic Engagement, Burning Man
Karen Minkel, Home Region Director, Walton Family Foundation