Natural Disasters are affecting human settlements with increasing incidents. During the past decade communities throughout the world have suffered losses of life, livelihoods, and dwellings as a result of blizzards, hurricanes, tornados, flooding, tsunamis, drought, wildfires, earthquakes, and volcanic activity. People affected by these disasters are often required to live in temporary or emergency shelters. However, these shelters fail to consider an assortment of human factors that include: physical, psychological, and sociological needs. Interior Design is among the best-suited professions to address the health, safety, and welfare of people seeking refuge within a shelter.
As such, Interior Designers have a social responsibility to join discussions and assume leadership roles in the design of emergency and temporary shelters.
1- Create a three-minute Public Service Announcement video educating the public on how the design of emergency and temporary shelters can address psychological and sociological conditions following a natural disaster.
The video should contain, at a minimum, a 3D model or rendering of the temporary shelter indicating materials used. Additionally, floor plans, elevation, material specification, along with news clips and relevant regional disaster information, etc. are encourage to add clarity to the video.
2- A $25 fee and application. (Click on Entry form link above)
1- Due December 15, 2012.
2- Winners will be announced at the 2013 National IDEC Conference in Indianapolis on February 19, 2013.
To enter the competition, click on the link above, complete the entry form, pay for the entry fees, and do the following:
Upload your video to Youtube.com, complete the entry form, pay the $25 fees and click submit.