Call for Proposals

We seek navigational aids – devices, processes, artifacts – for Raleigh’s Capital Area Greenway. We view navigation as a UTILITY that serves the public, an OPPORTUNITY for visionary approaches to placemaking, and a VENUE for dialogue to transform how our community thinks about design. To participate, student designers from any discipline will propose solutions for one of two strategically pre-selected sites along the greenway. Winners will be chosen by a jury of local and global experts in greenway design, public art, and community engagement. In addition to cash prizes for the top two navigational aids, SHIFT: navigation will work with the designers of the two winning entries to fabricate these solutions in whatever ways the design requires, and then share them with decision makers throughout our city. Finally, we will recognize the top eight submissions by installing their competition boards in strategic spaces throughout Raleigh, publicizing their designs in a digital manuscript and hosting it online, and featuring their work at a gallery show in downtown Raleigh. Beyond simply soliciting good ideas, then, SHIFT: navigation channels great ideas to audiences who
can make them tangible.


Download the full Competition Brief- SHIFT: navigation Competition Brief

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