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Call for registrations to CLUE's "Light & Disruption" Competition
France Architecture News - Feb 6, 2019 - 05:15 1686 views
CLUE (Community Lighting for the Urban Environment), a group of professionals whose mission, for more than 10 years now, has launched the 5th edition of its competition to encourage the next generation in this industry to develop ground-breaking lighting concepts.
The competition, titled "Light & Disruption: Exploring the role of light in emergencies", will explore how light can help to prevent challenging situations and crisis or manage emergencies when they occur. In testing circumstances, how can we unlock the extraordinary potential of light for brighter lives and a better world?
During an incident or emergency, it’s understandable that confusion, disorientation and even panic are likely responses. That’s why, in this edition, CLUE is asking young students and professionals to imagine the ways in which lighting can make a difference – big or small.
In the modern word, complexity and uncertainty seem ever-present. How do we maintain relative order and a sense of calm? We rely on the power of interconnectivity. When different systems, processes and people work seamlessly in conjunction with one another, this is when our towns and cities flourish.
But what happens when something goes wrong?
Conflict, disruption and environmental changes can leave us vulnerable, but we're never entirely powerless. This forms the challenge of CLUE edition 05: to explore how light can help to prevent challenging situations and crisis or manage emergencies when they occur. In testing circumstances, how can we unlock the extraordinary potential of light for brighter lives and a better world?
During an incident or emergency, it's understandable that confusion, disorientation and even panic are likely responses. Thats' why, in this edition, CLUE is asking young students and professionals to imagine the ways in which lighting can make a difference - big or small
CLUE encourages contributors to think of prevention - how illumination can help to anticipate and address problems before they even start - as well as the way in which it might assist during an incident. How can light help the people affected by a crisis? What role can it play in aiding emergency responders? And how can it help in the aftermath of an incident?
The particular situation you want to tackle is entirely up to you. What can you bring to the table?
Competition launch: January 15, 2019
Deadline for questions: November 25, 2019
Deadline for registration: December 8, 2019, 23:59 (GMT-5)
Deadline for project submit: December 9, 2019, 23:59 (GMT-5)
Judging of proposals: January 28, 2020
Publication of winners: February 6, 2020
Winners will be selected from all eligible submitted projects. Prizes will be awarded on merit by an international jury composed of professionals in the fields of design and urban planning. Prizes will be distributed as follows on the jury’s discretion.
1st prize: $5,000
2nd prize: $2,500
3rd prize: $1,000
The CLUE budget has a Travel Stipend to send the 1st prize winner to attend the biggest trade fair for lighting and building services technology, Light + Building to be held in Frankfurt, Germany, March 8-13, 2020 - in the amount of $2.000. If the laureate (or if a team, one person to be selected) is available and able to attend the show they will need to follow the suggested travel reimbursement guidelines where an estimate is required after they have received their prize money.
CLUE will reimburse the winner of these travel costs – Air-fare, lodging and Light + Building registration - Laureate will then need to submit receipts of these estimated-approved travel expenses in order to be reimbursed – Note that in no manner is CLUE prepaying or making any travel arrangements - The laureate will need to incur these travel costs and then submit for reimbursement after estimate approval.
In combination with the Light + Building visit, the 1st prize winner will travel to the Netherlands and visit Signify company (formerly known as Philips Lighting) at the smartest km2 in Europe, High Tech Campus - Eindhoven.
The jury will be announced shortly
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