Now in its fifth year, the Reshape competition, themed: Cognified Matter, has opened registration for 2019 to creatives from all parts of the world.
The challenge of Reshape V focuses on future applications of Wearable Tech and Smart Products. The organizers look forward to receiving project proposals aimed at questioning, in a constructive and creative way, the role of technology in the definition of new paradigms for your society.
Three winners will be shortlisted, respectively from the Wearable technology and Smart product category. Additionally, five honorable mentions will be nominated for each category. Winning designers will be awarded a participation Reshape Forum, Beca program for the Design for Wearables postgraduate at IED Barcelona, and a financial prize.
Additionally, shortlisted projects will be showcased at Reshape Exhibition and invited to the Reshape Networking night.
The fifth Reshape competition is divided in two categories.
- Wearable Technology — The submitted project needs to present a clear prototyping design methodology, to involve digital manufacturing technologies, and to highlight qualities of safety and recyclability, suggesting the potential of being reused or composted. Interdisciplinary processes, experimental approaches, and innovative design strategies become necessary for those striving to be the pioneers of this digital age.
- Smart Product — Reshape challenges makers and designers to present a product able to function as the mediating factor between the forces shaping our environments, and monitoring, sensing, and interacting with the physical and digital world. Proposals must take into consideration the social impact of their production and consumption cycle.
The submission is open to all form of artistic work and all type of technological and scientific research applied to wearable technology and smart products.
Reshape is organized by Noumena in collaboration with INDUSTRY-From Needs to Solutions, Fira Barcelona and IED Barcelona.
The registration fee for each submission is 50 Euro and is necessary for receiving the entry identification code and submitting your proposal project.