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WHY DESIGN MATTERS

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Mon, Jul 13, 2020

We are seeing today as never before, or not quite so quickly, how design can solve relevant and urgent issues.

As the pandemic developed, designers mobilised to answer new and unexpected needs, pushing for innovative solutions and looking ahead as the situation unfolded. Design can indeed change lives, good design can save lives.

1. COVID DESIGN RESPONSES
Objects that are part of our daily life, as face shields, didn’t exist just a few months ago. The list of INNOVATIVE DESIGNS produced to solve our life during quarantine is ever growing, and worth understanding how it’s been developing.

2. ARCHITECTURE FIGHTING THE PANDEMIC
Architecture, the design of the spaces we inhabit, has clearly a very important role in informing they way we live and feel our home, our street, our city and everything around us. Today we are learning how architecture can MAKE OUR HOMES SAFER, from the choice of materials to ventilation and empathy.

3. THE VIRUS IN THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT
We spend 90% of our time in interior spaces, where most part of the contagion takes place. By understanding the data and the information about the built environment, architecture can actively LIMIT THE VIRUS TRANSMISSION.

4. CONTACTLESS ARCHITECTURE
Technology is assuming a very important role in our life as well as in our spaces, enabling us to move through them and use them in new ways. CONTACTLESS TECHNOLOGY is being applied to offices, public spaces and homes alike, showing how automation is becoming part of the architectonic language.

5. DESIGN TO INFORM
Design is critical when it needs to convey a message and inform the public. CaroselloLab launched DESIGNERS AGAINST CORONAVIRUS with the aim of collecting powerful designs from creatives around the world to illustrate the pandemic and empower the message.

6. HEALTHCARE EVOLUTION
Healthcare workers have been between the most affected during the pandemic, FIGHTING IN THE WORKPLACE AND AT HOME to keep their families safe. To occupy efficiently healthcare workers, ans protect them in crucial times like this, ROBOT NURSES are being tested to limit health care professionals’ exposure to the virus.

The Regular Registration period is closing on July 18th for both our competitions: HEALING – ALTERNATIVE DESIGNS FOR QUARANTINE CITIES and SOCIAL DISTANCING HOUSING BLOCK. From July 19th our LATE REGISTRATION PERIOD will open.
Please have a look at the updated briefs with some extra instructions about the submission formatting and delivery.

Let’s take this chance and show why design matters!
Veronica

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