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DESIGN (DIS)ABILITY

International Creative Challenge: Design of Accessories for Physically Disabled People

16.05.2014

Applications are now closed. Here you can see the results. We thank all, who submitted their ideas. Congratulations to winners!

RogLab, in collaboration with YHD – Association for Theory and Culture of Handicap, is announcing their call forDESIGN (DIS)ABILITY”, an international creative challenge aiming at the design of fashion accessory equipment for physically disabled people who use a wheelchair to get around. Indeed, most accessories available to physically disabled people on the market today are but utilitarian – either not originally intended for the physically disabled or else designed as basic medical devices. Hence this call for design solutions is not about coming up with typical medical equipment or sports accessories but about devising contemporarily designed, visually attractive, modern and useful fashion accessory equipment that is functional and aesthetic at the same time.

Application deadline: May 16, 2014
Open to: All designers and designer groups
Prizes: 1,000 and 300 euro cash awards for first and second prizes; 200 euro material award for third prize. Fabric material is donated by fashion fabric store Svet Metraže. All of the winning designers also get a training in the independent use of an embroidery machine and a paid RogLab membership.

Assessment committee:
Sanja Grcić, SOTO Association; Špela Šubic, Museum of Architecture and Design (MAO); Klaudija Poropat, YHD – Association for Theory and Culture of Handicap; Tea Pristolič, RogLab; Nejc Stupan, RogLab.

Project partners: Culturemaker Institute, YHD – Association for Theory and Culture of Handicap

Additional information:
Send any questions related to this call for design solutions to: info@roglab.si by April 23, 2014. Answers will be published on the RogLab website by April 28, 2014, at the latest.

Cover of Handyburger (cut-out), a special edition of Stripburger magazine in collaboration with YHD. Illustration by Jakob Klemenčič.

Cover of Handyburger (cut-out), a special edition of Stripburger magazine in collaboration with YHD. Illustration by Jakob Klemenčič.