“Food[d]tures, an open call for youth led sustainable visions” is promoted by ActionAid International Italia Onlus and IED – Istituto Europeo di Design in collaboration with the Municipality of Milan in the framework of Food Wave.
The call is open to young creatives aged from 18 to 35 y.o. based in/from Italy, Netherlands, Romania, Bulgaria, Poland, Belgium, Sweden, Spain, Slovenia, Greece, Hungary, Brazil, Croatia, UK, Portugal and France.
The design challenge is configured as a training and educational pathway divided into four stages: submitted ideas by individuals will turn into real projects ready to be prototype by winning teams.
In line with the Food Wave key messages, the call is focused on increasing the awareness on the nexus among food production, distribution and consumption – with all its rituals – and climate change. The exploration of new strategies and directions are expected to cover one or more stages of the “food value chain” in order to disrupt local markets and to trigger virtuous practices at a global level.
The main objective is to activate virtuous practices which enable the generation of networks and bridges between young individuals and communities, including the more vulnerable ones, which are often left off. In particular, it will be important to take into consideration the relationship among citizens and urban spaces, from private to public in order to define a series of opportunities to transform cities through new gestures, innovative ways of sharing values and alternative programs for education and meaningful services (both physical and digital) with the assumption of preserving lands and territories throughout solidarity and circularity.
If you have interest, passion and/or training and working experience in Web Development, Product-Service System design, Design (Product, Graphic, Interior, Communication, UX-UI, Media), Marketing, Finance, Business, Philosophy, Sociology and Anthropology, this call is right for you!