RESHAPE 18 | Sensing Materialities2018-04-19 ~ 2018-09-07
Type: Wearable & Product Design
Organizer: Noumena, IN(3D)USTRY – From Needs to Solutions, Fira de Barcelona
Partner：Young Bird Plan
Submission deadline: September 7th, 2018
Noumena and In(3D)ustry From Needs to Solutions present the IV edition of RESHAPE competition, targeted at emerging designers from all over the world. This edition is split into two categories: Wearable technology and Product design.
The wearable technology category challenges designers to propose a new garment solution, relevant to the environment and human health. We seek a wide variety of proposals, from innovative materials and wearable electronics applications to prosthetics solutions, negotiating with our body’s needs. We are looking for wearable products that tackle daily problems, such as respiration, contamination, harmful body postures, disabilities, and stress. The submitted project needs to present a clear prototyping methodology involving digital manufacturing technologies. Interdisciplinary processes, experimental approaches and innovative design production strategies are required to become the new pioneers of this digital age.
The Product design category is addressed to all designers interested in product solution, that promotes well-being. In a wide range of applications, from sports goods to medical devices. Reshape challenges makers and designers to present a product able to negotiate the forces shaping our environments; monitoring, sensing, and interacting with the physical and digital world. Proposals must take into consideration the social impact of their production and consumption cycle. Interdisciplinary processes, experimental approaches and innovative design production strategies are required to become the pioneers of the digital age.
Reshape is organized by NOUMENA in partnership with IN(3D)USTRY – from needs to solutions, an event coordinated by Fira De Barcelona (Barcelona Exhibition Center). Reshape is a digital platform promoting interdisciplinary and collaborative approach, towards the definition of new cutting-edge practices and disruptive ideas. Reshape counts on a dynamic network of sponsors, media partners, educational centers and fab labs contributing in the diffusion and dissemination of our activities and accomplishments.
「About Young Bird Plan」
In 2013, Young Bird Plan, founded by Isa Ye, is an international platform for high-quality design competitions. With three key elements: construction, mentor’s guidance and interdisciplinary jury, the platform makes every effort to create opportunities for young designers in China. It is fast becoming a leading voice in global design fields like architecture design, landscaping design, interior design, product design, logo design and fashion design. Young Bird Plan has attracted 622 colleges and universities and 2,657 design firms from 145 cities of 36 countries.
Since establishment, the platform is committed to providing young designers with more practical opportunities with the concept of “Competition makes a different world”. On the other hand, it constantly connects and meets various demands from political, business, and academic circles and actively fills supply and demand gaps among designers, manufacturers, developers, urban operators and users. As a result, design competition projects and related products focusing on urban space and daily life will be further promoted and perfectly made, which contributes to the urbanization in China. It is one of the most influential design competition platforms in the world.
✰ The Reshape Honorary Mentions and Nominations winners will have the opportunity to pitch their project at the Reshape Forum Audience. The Reshape winner will be announced at the AWARD CEREMONY during the Reshape Forum, with up to 2000 € of financial support.
✰ The jury members will select up to 10 projects to nominate for prize consideration. From the selected projects will be decided three prize-winning projects and up to seven honorary mentions, which will be included in the online platform of RESHAPE and will be invited to participate to the RESHAPE FORUM.