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CriticALL!

An open call for (un)professional everyday design criticism

Onomatopee 186


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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!

PEOPLE INVOLVED IN THIS PROJECT AND ALL THE ROLES THESE PEOPLE EVER HAD IN ONOMATOPEE PROJECTS