FURNISH launches an open call for digitally fabricated urban elements adapting public spaces to COVID-19

FURNISH is organizing an open call to pick 4 teams throughout Europe which can digitally fabricate and deploy urban elements for the aim of adapting temporary public spaces to satisfy the new challenges and opportunities presented by the COVID-19 crisis.

FURNISH aims to merge the challenge of gaining more public space through ‘tactical urbanism’, which may reconfigure a street to expand the world for pedestrians and leisure, with local digital manufacturing. the decision is hospitable Fab Labs, research groups, designers or makers ready to produce rapid solutions to the urgent spatial problems and opportunities posed by the novel coronavirus. Interested teams must submit their qualifications between September 10 and September 25, along side evidence of getting sought a letter of support from their municipality.

The objective is to develop the designs and prototypes in collaborative workshops featuring all the chosen FURNISH teams, therefore it’s not necessary to possess a design prepared to use . Pilot installations are going to be installed and tested by December. Each selected team will receive 10.000€ to fund the fabrication and implementation of their prototypes. All designs developed under the FURNISH project are going to be documented in an open-source format, enabling replication anywhere within the world.

To learn more, register for automatic updates or submit an application, please visit the official website.

This project is funded by EIT Urban Mobility, an initiative of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT). EIT Urban Mobility acts to accelerate positive change on mobility to make urban spaces more liveable. Learn more on EIT Urban Mobility website.

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