Design for the First World (Dx1W) is a competition for designers, artists, scientists, makers and thinkers in developing countries to provide solutions for First World problems: reducing obesity; addressing aging population and low birth rate; reducing consumption rate of mass produced goods; and integrating the immigrant population. Per the competition website:
The Dx1W competition is addressed to the developing countries of the world: All creative solutions depend on having a powerful idea. Whether it’s great resources, military, politics or government, power and size are not enough without having a powerful vision. The First World needs our ideas to solve their problems. First World problems demand Simple Third World solutions. From today on The Third World will bring ideas to redesign the future of the First World.
Get your submissions in by this Sunday, May 30, 2010 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time!
The best designs and solutions will get a cash prize, be featured in a beautifully designed catalog, and shown in a gallery in NYC.
UPDATE: The new deadline is July 1, 2010.
Dawn Danby is a co-author of WorldChanging: A User's Guide to the 21st Century and currently manages Autodesk's Sustainable Design Program, integrating sustainable thinking into the digital tools used by 9 million designers and engineers worldwide.
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Thanks so much for posting!!
Worldchanging is a true inspiration for me. One detail: the deadline is now extended until July 1st, 2010. A little bit more time for the people that just found out about it!
Where will we send our submission? pls reply....