Design for the Common Good exhibition, Hungary 2023

Artus Contemporary Art Studio, Budapest, Hungary, 4-19 October 2023

Exhibition of thirty-two projects from six continents and twenty-three countries hosted by the Budapest Metropolitan University Faculty of Art and Creative Industries

Design for the Common Good platform launched

Live Projects Network is pleased to be a part of Design for the Common Good (DCG), a coalition of purpose-driven networks committed to design practice, education and research that improves social, economic and environmental outcomes.
The DCG web platform is a newly launched collaborative access point for those interested and involved in this work to share best practices, engage in dialogue and get connected with opportunities to make purposeful contributions. Free registration gives visitors access to inspiration, education, writing, research and, most importantly, others working in the field.

Live Project PhD opportunity

NTNU is looking for a PhD student for ‘Live Projects as Drivers for Sustainable Urbanism’, a project funded by Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Department of Architecture and Planning. This research will be implemented as practice-based research, following the study program for PhD in Architecture or the study program for PhD in Artistic Research.

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Design for the Common Good Exhibition

14 January – 19 March 2022, thereafter online and touring. Metropolitan State University of Denver, Center for Visual Art, Denver, USA.

Includes five exemplar case studies nominated by Live Projects Network: Bong’s Place, Grange Pavilion, Fish River Rangers’ Accommodation, Imagine Castlegate and Passerine Pavilion.

You can see all of the projects online here: link to DCG exhibition online

2017 SEED + dbXchange + Live Projects Network Awards

For excellence in public interest design

Results Announced! Sincere thanks to all those who entered.

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Design Corps, the Social Economic Environmental Design (SEED), designbuildXchange, and Live Projects Network in collaboration with the Center for Public Interest Design, are pleased to announce the 2017 Awards winners to recognize excellence in public interest design. Two winners were selected from each of the three networks to exemplify each network’s public interest design principles.

The Award winners are:

Selected by the designbuildXchange Network:

Landwirtschaftsschule, Bella Vista, Bolivia

Guga S ‘Thebe Children’s Theatre, Cape Town, South Africa

Selected by the Social Economic Environmental Design (SEED) Network

Agbogbloshie Makerspace Platform (AMP), Accra, Ghana

The Vertical University Project, Kathmandu, Nepal

Selected by Live Projects Network

New Wortley Community Centre, Leeds, UK

Street Society 2016, Belfast and Derry/Londonderry, UK

For the first time, these three international networks combined to support and promote systemic change in the practices of design with the intent of building on the common ground they share.

These six winning projects demonstrate exceptional social, economic, environmental, and pedagogic impact, this year the SEED + dbXchange + Live Projects Network Awards represent the greater scale and growing relationships needed to create truly sustainable projects and positive change in all communities globally. While each network has a unique focus, sharing the awards acknowledges their common ground: supporting the growth of excellence in public interest design.

The winners will present at the seventeenth annual Structures for Inclusion Conference in Portland, OR, on April 7 and 8 at the Center for Public Interest, Portland State University, Portland OR, on April 7 and 8. Information:

Additionally, seventeen projects were recognized for excellence with Honorable Mentions.

dbXchange Honorable Mentions:

Atsipatari, Sondoveni, Peru

Community House Refugee Camp Spinelli, Mannheim, Germany

Healthcare-Centre Mondikolok, Kajo Keji, South Sudan.

Kitchen on the Run, Bari, Italy / Marseille, France / Duisburg, Germany / Deventer,       Netherlands / Gotheburg, Sweden

Southlight/USA, Providence, Rhode Island, USA

USAER Training Center, Monterrey, Mexico

SEED Honorable Mentions:

Adaptive Reuse: Housing in Historic Rural Palestine, Ramallah, Palestine

Redefining Prison Environments, Mitchellville, Iowa, USA

Manos A La Costa, San Miguel, Ecuador

7540 Washington Apartments, Kansas City, Missouri, USA

Rebuilding Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, New York, USA

Gary ArtHouse Public Art Challenge, Gary, Indiana, USA

Live Projects Honorable Mentions:

Blackburn ReMade, Blackburn, UK

Clearwater Cabins Project, Clearwater, Manitoba, Canada

Ebenezer Gate Pocket Park, Bedminster, Bristol, UK

Street Upgrading: physical intervention based on Participatory Needs Assessment (PNA), Misr Al-Qadiemah, Ezbet Abu Qam, Cairo, Egypt.

Workshop Østmarkneset / Ladekaia, Trondheim, Norway

Information on Winners and Honorable Mentions

Information on the Structures for Inclusion Conference:

Network websites:

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