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Foodmiles design competition winners win some JUICE

February 6, 2007

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Tuesday, one week ago today was devoted to a most ironic activity. I swam back and forth to London to jury the shortlisted entries of an international competition to find design solutions to the problem of foodmiles. And by swam, I mean flew. In an airplane. The competition was organised by the RSA (Royal Society of the Arts) and Dott 07 (Designs of the Time) and the prize was a trip to a design conference in New Delhi called JUICE.

In collaboration with Dott 07,the RSA Design Directions developed two student projects, each dealing with a specific sustainability challenge; food, and tourism. I was honoured to be a part of this international jury judging the food sustainability challenge. The idea was for designers to work collaboratively, and for non-designer team members to learn about the design process by working with designers.

It was fantastic that the seven shortlisted designers brought such a wide range of solutions to the table with their projects. Once the entrants have their projects online I will link to them from here, but here are brief descriptions of the 3 winning entries:

The winning Design Directions teams have been awarded a trip to participate in Doors of Perception 9 (JUICE) which takes place in India 1 - 5 March 2007. Later in 2007, the winning teams will participate in an international design summer camp at two (so far secret) locations in North East England. Here, the teams will further develop their food and sustainability ideas for these specific locations, working both with local partners and with design mentors organised by Dott 07. The results of the design camp will be featured at the Dott 07 Festival in October 2007 in Newcastle and Doors of Perception 10, which takes place during the festival. The best projects will be celebrated at the Creative Community Awards which concludes Dott 07.
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  1. Well I finall scrolled down and saw the link. What a great site you have here, amazing work, you always were so darn smart
    Lots of love

    Comment by Sarah ingraham — February 6, 2007 @ 22:32

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