‘The Pandemic Memorial’ of remembrance and reflections
This competition would provide an opportunity to Students of all creative disciplines to design a Memorial of remembrance and reﬂections that would capture the essence of the memory of the pandemic and the sentiments that came with it.
Can we in some way preserve the lessons learnt, the realizations formed; treasure memories of lives lost and commemorate the new identities we donned during the Pandemic?
It could be an evocative, designed space that combines function with form and integrates into the context. The Pandemic has brought in realizations the world over. It has given us valuable lessons and left us with complete humility as we witnessed the helplessness of Man before the power of nature.
The Memorial can be an installation or a designed built/unbuilt space that would be located in an urban centre. Participants can choose a strategic site in any urban centre with valid reasoning for the selection.
The Memorial can be an abstract expression like an urban installation that encapsulates powerful memories or sculpture in urban context.
The Memorial could be based on the portrayal of the dark side of the event or emerging from hope towards building resilience in a new normal or even completely radical perspective could be explored. The design exploration and connecting perceptions could be open to interpretation.
Team – Max. 4 student participants in one team
- The team may consist only of students, OR 1 Faculty as a mentor along with a max of 3 students.
- The team may be multidisciplinary (For eg. 1 team consists of 1 Interior Design student, 1 Architecture student, 1 Urban Design student and 1 Anthropology student.)
- One team can submit more than one entry.
This competition would provide an opportunity to Students (Bachelors or Masters) from any Design background i.e. Architecture, Design (any specialization), Urban design, Planning, Conservation, Anthropology, History, etc. to design a Memorial of remembrance and reflections that would capture the essence of the memory of the pandemic and the sentiments that came with it.
1st Cash Prize: ₹ 35,000/- (with certificate)
2nd Cash Prize: ₹ 15,000/- (with certificate)
Additionally, on registering for Design Competition, all participating students will receive a complimentary entry for all the Days of the Conference and will be able to attend all sessions and talks.