Message for Proposals

Unpleasant Design is looking for dangerous ideas and for extreme design solutions to encourage a critical thinking about our interaction in urban daily environments.

We invite individuals and teams of professional, academic, and student architects, artists, interventionists, designers and critical writers and thinkers of every discipline to imagine unpleasant design solutions for near future scenarios. Proposals can vary from landscape planning to simple objects, dadaistic interfaces, design visions for our living rooms or technological implementations. They need to be unpleasant in some way. We also highly encourage people to develop tools and strategies for counter-acting and subverting those unpleasant design implementations. Their design could be a reciprocal response; an anti-statement to unpleasant design.