Unpleasant Design Competition

un·pleas·ant Adjective /ˌənˈplezənt/
1. discomfort, unhappiness, or revulsion; disagreeable
2. obstacles, psychological and sensual manipulation in common/public space
3. … and ways to overcome it

Open Call for Submissions

 

Unpleasant design is an accumulation of urban phenomena in which social control is inherent in the design solution. It is playing a significant role in the way we perceive and engage in public, semi-public and private space. Can there be such a thing as intentionally unpleasant design? Can we use these solutions to impose a code of conduct in public space? Does it solve the problems or generate new ones?

We need your design solution.

Submissions due: Friday, May 25 2012, 6 pm (GMT+1) Saturday, June 30, 2012, 6 pm (GMT+1)

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