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  • Competition Judges Announced

    June 07, 2007

    Heated Issue

    Design an awareness campaign to educate the public on the issue of global warming

    Mariana Amatullo (Argentina) is the Director of the International Initiatives Department and the college-wide Designmatters program at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California.

    Niti Bhan (India) is a strategic design planning consultant with over 
15 years of experience in conceiving, developing and implementing
 strategies for entering new markets for companies such as
 Hewlett-Packard and Philips.

    Debera Johnson (USA) is Director of the Pratt Design Incubator for Sustainable/Social Enterprise and Chair of the New York City chapter of the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA).

    Jeremy Lehrer (USA), formerly senior editor at Print, writes about design, sustainability, and spirituality. He has written for Architectural Record, Beliefnet and the healthy-living site Lime.com.

    Jennifer Leonard (Canada) is a member of IDEO's design community in Palo Alto, California. A print journalist, radio broadcaster and design critic, she is the co-author of Massive Change: The Future of Global Design.

    Omar Vulpinari (Republic of San Marino) is creative director of the Visual Communication Department at Fabrica, the Benetton communications center and member of Icograda’s Executive board.

    For information on the competition, go to Heated Issue

    Child's Play

    Design an object that encourages children to cultivate their own imagination and creativity

    Allison Arieff (USA), former Editor-in-Chief of Dwell magazine, works in the realms of architecture, sustainability and media as Senior Content Lead for IDEO and writes a design column for The New York Times.

    Monica Förster (Sweden) is creator of some of the most internationally renowned objects and furniture in contemporary Swedish design today, working with clients such as Poltrona Frau, E&Y Japan, Offecct, Skruf and Tacchini.

    Jean-Pierre Rossie, Ph. D. (Belgium) is an anthropologist, researcher and one of the founding members of the International Toy Research Association (ITRA) and a member of the Stockholm International Toy Research Center (SITREC).

    Krister Svensson (Sweden) is the director of the Stockholm International Research Centre (SITREC) for multidisciplinary research on toys and play.

    For information on the competition, go to Child's Play

    ShelterMe

    Design a temporary emergency shelter for deployment in a natural disaster

    Ghassem Fardanesh (Iran) His last posting before retirement was Senior Physical Planner at UNHCR Headquarters in Geneva responsible for shelter, site planning, site selection and infrastructure worldwide.

    Emiliano Godoy (Mexico) teaches sustainable design at UNAM’s Centre for Industrial Design Research and at ITESM (Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey) and is a staff editor of Arquine magazine.

    Nicholas Goldsmith (USA) is a Senior Principal at FTL Design Engineering Studio and a member of the College of Fellows of the AIA and former Chairman of the Lightweight Structures Association.

    Mia Ferrara Pelosi (USA) is vice president and co-owner of Global Village Shelters which produces sturdy and easy-to-assemble emergency shelters. She is also COO of Ferrara Design Inc.

    Cynthia E. Smith (USA) is the curator of the exhibition "Design for the Other 90%" at the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum.

    For information on the competition, go to ShelterMe

    All three competitions close June 18 – see the individual Competition Rules for details on submission deadlines and regulations!