Student Ideas Competition at the Chicago Architecture Biennial

Student Ideas

CAB’s 5th Student Ideas Competition is accepting submissions from 7th-12th grade Chicagoland students through May 7, 2021.

Since 2015, CAB’s Student Ideas Competition has encouraged middle and high school students to explore how design can play a task in creating shared spaces and improving communities. Spring 2021 prompt—inspired by The Available City led by Artistic Director David Brown—asks children to seem to the requirements of local communities as they imagine new uses for existing city sites or infrastructure.

How can existing urban spaces be reimagined to raised reflect the requirements and interests of local residents?

The prompt encourages innovative and artistic solutions for a way Chicagoans gather, learn, play, and move around the city that centers hyperlocal input, interests, and needs. Proposed projects are often practical and possible, aspirational and inspirational, or a mixture. The competition invites submissions that address architecture and, therefore, the built environment through design, the humanities, visual and humanistic discipline, or STEM fields; entries may include two-dimensional, three-dimensional, or performative components.

The Student Ideas Competition is liberal to enter and hospitable 7th-12th grade students across the Chicagoland area. Winners will receive cash prizes up to $500 and more.

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