The phrase “mind the gap" is a world widely well known warning to train passengers to take caution while crossing the gap between the train door and the station platform. Eric Schaeffer directed a movie in 2004 called “Mind the Gap”, which talks about how five seemingly unrelated people decide to take huge risks in their personal lives in an effort to find happiness. Both interpretations of the phrase “mind the gap” refer to a need of either take a risk or to be aware of the risk.
Design thinking is an exciting way of thinking bringing together our critical and creative capabilities. It requires learning how to do the new in an uncertain, ambiguous and complex space – our lives today. Traditional methods are no longer sufficient to respond operatively to the emerging problems of cities.
Therefore this competition will provide the opportunity for landscape architectural students and other students of related fields, from all over the world, to express and share their ideas of what are, have been or will become the gaps in urban life.
The entrants are invited to develop a conceptual proposal and plans about the gaps in urban life using the specific example of their choice. The project in question can be a "virtual project" - one that has been created specifically for this competition or an already existing project or combination of projects that are fitting to explain the idea/ideas about gaps in urban life.
The projects can be gardens, residential or commercial areas, urban design, master plans, competition entries, pop-up, installations and all other types and scale of project that fit under the conceptual statements of gaps in the city. We do not want to set boundaries for your imagination.
Definition and analysis of the problems of the chosen area should be made bearing in mind your conceptual framework about the gaps in urban life.
The proposals should be outlined at conceptual level in any scale that is suitable (recommended scales 1: 2’000 to 1:500).
The conceptual statements on the gaps in urban life should be illustrated and explained maximum two A1 posters.
Poster templates are available in this link
The competition is open to all students of Landscape Architecture and/or other related fields students.
Both individual and group submissions will be accepted although the number of members in each participating group shall not exceed three.
Submission starts at 20 September 2011
Closes at 10 October 2011
Results of the Jury: 14 October 2011
1st Place: 700 EUR and free entrance to EFLA Regional Congress in Tallinn 2011 for the whole team
2nd Place: 400 EUR and free entrance to the congress for one representative of the team
3rd Place: 200 EUR free entrance to the congress for one representative of the team
Your poster presentations should be sent in Adobe Acrobat format (*.PDF, version 7.0) to: firstname.lastname@example.org
For further information such as congress program, sponsorship opportunities, travel and accommodation as well as registration,
please visit www.efla2011.com
We are looking forward to see you in Tallinn – the European Capital of Culture 2011.