This competition aims to recognize outstanding ideas that address the unequal and often extractive relationships between the urban and nonurban halves of the world, by speaking to the people living on the peripheries of large metropolitan centers, cities, small towns, or rural areas. Here, we would like you to generate proposals that focus on the strengths of communities, upholding the dignity of humanity and supplanting current, dominant urbanizing biases.
Ideas may spring from any concern, be it socio-cultural, socio-political, or socio-economic but finding expression in the spatial relationships between communities and their environments including the commons - land, water, forest, or settlements. Specifically, it is a call to examine the relationships between rural communities and the processes that define them.
There are no restrictions regarding site, program, or size. The objective is to provide maximum freedom to the participants to engage the project without constraints in the most creative way. However, we urge you to profile a nonurban community where you have specific native insights into the culture and legacies of the area. Such a proposal can be developed for submission to invested authorities and/or private international funders.
If you wanted to know more about the competition, please click on the button below to download the complete brief of the "Call for Nonurban Ideas-2021".
FIRST PRIZE WINNER
WEAVING ECOLOGY & CULTURE FOR A RESILIENT FUTURE OF NALSAROVAR WETLANDS
SECOND PRIZE WINNER
THIRD PRIZE WINNER
ADDRESSING THE POLITICS OF A CONTESTED LAND
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