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14th International Design Contest Trieste Contemporanea 2021

The Trieste Contemporanea Committee announces the 14th edition of the International Design Contest Trieste Contemporanea with the aim of showcasing the most original design offerings from the countries of Central Eastern Europe.

The 2021 edition, themed: Basics, aims to reflect on individual contribution we can make to sustainable development. Basic issues of concern are how to effectively change ourselves and increase our responsibility to others and to our planet.

Trieste Contemporanea 2021 offers 3 main prizes and a total of 8,000 Euro, of which 4,000 Euro are reserved for the best design.

Participants are asked to conceive an original and innovative item of contemporary design taking into account sustainable development objectives.

While reflecting on new meanings and purposes, which also objects and tools take when addressing sustainable goals or facing contingencies (e.g. as it occurs during an unprecedented outbreak), propose and design a basic object fit for serviceable use you consider iconic of the process of change underway.

The competition is open to all designers born in CEI member states (Albania, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Italy, Moldova, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Serbia, Slovenia and Ukraine) in compliance with its purposes. The 2021 edition of the contest has been extended to designers born in Austria, Estonia, Germany, Kosovo*, Latvia, Lithuania and Turkey as well.