While structural inequality remains embedded in the way we design, plan and build our cities, affecting more vulnerable communities, small-scale solutions are being implemented around the world to contrast discrimination and create safer, healthier and more accessible spaces. Simple designs and grassroot initiatives can have a great impact on the daily lives of marginalized individuals, gender, sexual, ethnic minorities, physically or mentally disabled people and lower income groups, but often go unnoticed.
To spread awareness of spatial discrimination and of the practical solutions to the challenges it entails, Copenhagen Architecture Festival has launched a global short film competition on the theme of inclusive design, the Film Mosaic: Leave No One Behind. Believing in the power of film to depict and communicate effectively the material and immaterial qualities of socially sustainable design, the film competition is aimed at documenting examples of inclusive design found in different geographical contexts and at disseminating this knowledge across borders, inspiring students, researchers, practitioners and decision makers working with inclusivity.
Together with ArchDaily, we are launching an article series to dig deep into inclusive design practices and explore the potential of the film medium, focusing on the crossing between the two disciplines.
Read the full first article Where Does Inclusive Design Meet Film? published on ArchDaily here. (ISSN 0719-8884)
The Film Mosaic: Leave No One Behind film competition open call looks for films addressing inclusive architectural or design solutions found in the built, planned and/or grown environment
- max 3 min. long
- deadline: 1st of March 2023
- prize: 1st: 2500€; 2nd 1500€; 3rd: 1000€
Films are received on a daily basis and published ongoingly on the Film Mosaic platform.
With the aim of facilitating the production of short films, since Summer 2021 Copenhagen Architecture Festival has been conducting film & architecture workshops with a focus on inclusivity and filmmaking in close collaboration with local partner institutions around the world.