Imagining Recovery

Imagining Recovery is an open international design ideas competition coinciding with the first 100 days of the Obama presidency. The competition calls on designers to act as mediators between policy and the public by producing an image of the lived experience of recovery, increasing the transparency and intelligibility of the charts, maps and graphics of This image is to be supported by a design strategy offering a means to get from the present to recovery. The competition brief is a living document, collectively written by the design participants and a select panel of public policy students from prestigious policy schools around the world. Submissions are due on the 100th day of the presidency, April 29, 2009, and will then be judged by a world-class panel of design and image experts, who will select prize winners and address the public in an open discussion at Studio X on May 13. The competition will be distributed to the public through a print publication, a placement in Volume Magazine, and a traveling video exhibition, all available for free online download. This competition is organized by lab\RAD, in collaboration with C-LAB, SIPA, the Global Public Policy Network and The Morningside Post.


Imagining Recovery
The Morningside Post