Calling all (un)professionals! Onomatopee invites everyone to speak up about their designed environment and write a piece of everyday design criticism.
From Google reviews to YouTube tutorials, and from online service desks to real-life ‘may I speak to the manager’ requests - we are all critics of our designed environment. It seems therefore strange, if not outrageous, that design criticism is a practice considered to be a haute-for-few instead of a low-for-all. Design belongs to all of us and, therefore, its criticism as well.
Participants are asked to submit a short text that criticizes, discusses, analyzes or reflects upon an everyday design object, system, environment, or construct.
Some practical information:
1st prize: fee + the one and only CriticALL! trophy
2nd prize: fee + special mention
3rd prize: fee + special mention
All other selected winners will receive a fee for their contributions
Texts can be 500 words (or less)
Deadline of the open call is 31 March (23:59)
A selection of texts will be turned into a riso-printed publication + small exhibition
Submissions can be sent digitally to Joannette (subject title ‘CriticALL’) or delivered physically at the Onomatopee space.
We are looking forward to ALL of your contributions!
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