Designboom and Nissan are co-organizing Think Outside the Parking Box, an international design competition that seeks to challenge and reinvent conventional ideas of urban parking.
Can't Park? Reduced parking availability and rising parking costs? Browsing aisle after aisle, fighting over the same parking spot? Got a ticket? Little aesthetic attractiveness of urban parking lots? As much as people love to drive, all good things must come to an end: Parking.
designboom and Nissan Motor Company are looking for YOUR artwork that illustrate your perception within the theme 'Think outside the parking box'. Challenge conventional urban parking! playful enhanced parking technology, robotic facilities, safety, dynamic services, green parking ... creative solutions that address urban parking problems, statements of objections, creative-innovative-and-hilarious ideas in form of videos, art- design objects and illustrations can be submitted.
Nissan Motor Company, Ltd. is currently the third largest Japanese car manufacturer. Two years ago Nissan launched Qashqai, a new breed of vehicle for the urban world. It is the first model to be styled by Nissan Design Europe in London and pioneered the crossover category in Europe. Qashqai is now Nissan's best selling model. You are asked to include the 'Qashqai' or part of it (rear-view mirrors, grills, wheels, wheel caps,...) in your artwork.
View the competition brief for complete guidelines and registration instructions. Deadline: September 27th.
Lisa is dedicated to promoting the American contemporary design scene. She keeps herself busy as the co-founder of the Object Design League, an association of independent designers in Chicago, and design practice Smith&Linder, both co-founded with Caroline Linder. She also teaches foundation research studios at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.