A Driverless Car Competition About Everything <i>Except</i> Cars, a Family Friendly Maker Festival and More

Jumpstart your week with our insider’s guide to events in the design world. From must-see exhibitions to insightful lectures and the competitions you need to know about—here’s the best of what’s going on, right now.

Monday

The ‘ABC’ Party of Autonomous Vehicle Competitions: Driverless Future Challenge

This unique challenge seeks proposals that actively shape the city’s response to driverless cars. It’s not about the cars themselves, but everything else: from parking solutions, to new uses of roadways, intersections, and sidewalks. Participants in the challenge will pitch concrete solutions, and Blank Space will help the winning entries turn their proposals into real companies and products. 

Online competition open through April 6, 2017.

Tuesday

Residential Forum: Designing the Glass Ceiling

Explore some of the issues faced by designers of color and cultural diversity at a time when inclusion leads the conversation in the design community. The women that make up the panel for Designing the Glass Ceiling: Shattering the Status Quo are at the top of their game, and their journeys have shaped still-evolving careers.

New York, NY. March 28, 2017 at 6:00 PM.

Wednesday

Call for Entries: TechINK Award

Industrial Design is the combination of technological knowledge and artistic creativity. The TechINK Industrial Design Student Competition is in line with the end goal of Industrial Design, which is to create products that are functionally useful and aesthetically pleasing. This year, TechINK Award calls for outstanding ideas that will refresh our definition of “smart home.” Good luck, students!

Online competition open through April 7, 2017.

Thursday

Basically Design Summer Camp: Hello Wood

Hello Wood is a combination of several traditional events. There are the typical elements of architecture camps, art workshops, conferences and professional symposia, and then there are also organized events like concerts, lectures, and performances. Through the balancing of these two event styles, Hello Wood offers an opportunity for professional development and networking at the same time.

Budapest, Hungary. Applications open now. Actual event is July 1-9, 2017.

Friday

Bring the Kids but Go for Yourself: AETech: Adventures in Art + Technology

ARTech is a two-month long pop-up activity center comprised of STEAM-based experiential workshops, installations, and interactive moments for school age children and their accompanying adults. Bonus: it’s free and open to the public, just make sure you RSVP first.

New York, NY. On view through April 29, 2017.

Saturday/Sunday

Makers Unite: Maker Faire UK

Maker Faire UK is a two-day family-friendly festival of invention and creativity. It brings together over 300 hackers, crafters, coders, DIYers and garden shed inventors from across the globe—people who love to make stuff and who want to share their passion with the public.

Bristol, UK. April 1-2, 2017. 

Check out the Core77 Calendar for more design world events, competitions and exhibitions, or submit your own to be considered for our next Week in Design.


Source: core77

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