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EPHEMERAL

URBANISM

How long-term should urban planning be? Does permanence matter for cities? If humans and everything else in nature have a limited life cycle and are in constant change, why shouldn't cities be the same? "Ephemera" are collectible memorabilia that are, or were, meant for a short term purpose. This campaign challenges you to submit ideas that shed the lights on short-term, temporal, and flexible practices in cities that are in constant flux.
Ends in a month (Aug 30, 2021)

Why We Chose This Topic
The human body has a limited lifespan, and so does everything in nature. How can architecture and cities be designed and constructed with the transitory nature of physical substances? From a temporal shelter that is meant to exist only for a limited period of time to the Roman Pantheon that stands on this earth for thousands of years, how can we learn from a different lifecycle of human construction, and a shifting environment that is in flux?

Get the chance to join our global exhibition

Every Autumn, we host a city festival & exhibition in multiple Asian cities to share, test, and learn from your ideas. The best ideas from each campaign will be selected and feautured.

Join our publication and other opportunities

We carefully select the most inspiring & aspirational ideas from submissions, and feature them in our annual publication. The individuals / teams behind selected ideas will have the chance to be invited to our educational programs and local projects to participate.