Present Your Design Work at SXSW: Place by Design Tips to Apply

August 10, 2018 Neha Aziz

Place by Design is SXSW’s public space design competition highlighting transformative work at the intersection of art, technology, and design that rethinks how we use and interact with the places around us.

Selected finalists will present their work in a showcase during the Design Track at SXSW 2019. Each designer or team will also present their work in a fast-paced pitch competition and participate in a Q&A session with the judges, who ultimately determine the winner.

The SXSW Place by Design competition is open to all types of design work that rethinks, enhances or transforms public space, including but not limited to emerging technologies, urban interventions, public art and architecture. Applications are currently open through November 8, 2018 at 11:59pm PT. Read on for more application tips.

Place by Design Tips to Apply

  • Place by Design provides a platform for anyone to present their scalable solutions for improving our shared landscape. You don’t have to be a designer, architect, or have any formal accreditation.

  • Remember that no intervention is too small! If your project is original, inspiring, and improves the surrounding, SXSW wants to see it.

  • PXD is all about telling the story of your design, why and how it worked, and what it ultimately means. Really think about how these questions relate to your project.

  • Please note that your work will be judged in part by its impact on the design problem it set out to solve, therefore conceptual submissions and projects in planning are not eligible for inclusion at this time.

  • Have questions about applying? Don’t hesitate to email pxd@sxsw.com.

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2016 SXSW Eco – Place by Design Outdoor Lounge – Photo by Steve Rogers

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