3rd Annual Design Competition – – Call for Entries!

Presented in partnership with Revery Architecture and Abaton Projects, students are invited to design an interactive artwork for the 42nd Anniversary Powell Street Festival, scheduled for August 4 and 5, 2018. The winning submission is awarded mentorship from Revery Architecture and Abaton Projects, and a commission and production budget to build their design.

The submission deadline is April 3, 2018 at midnight.

Design Brief

The Design Competition for Powell Street Festival challenges art students to take into account civic engagement, cultural relevance, environmental sustainability and practical design limitations in the design of an interactive artwork.

The design proposal is to create a visually engaging, experiential installation or experimental spatial setting that creates opportunities for interaction at the festival site.

Interaction should be conceptualized in a multitude of ways: between the park and the neighborhood; between the designers and the various constituencies that could engage the pavilion in its development, installation, and afterlife; between the human and animal occupants of the park; between the history of the Japanese Canadian community in the Powell Street neighborhood and the community that resides in the neighborhood today. As an example, a Tanabata-inspired installation might invite the 17,000 festival-goers to make a wish.

Students are encouraged to work in robust design teams and to consider the site through its respective historical, cultural, and environmental layers.

More info including Site Location, Limitations, Submission Reqs, Timeline, Jury, Prize, Budget available in this pdf.