ERC=Science: Open call for designers »Pop-up science stand«

Ecsite – a European Network of Science Centres and Museums – is seeking a design of a pop-up science stand, which will be used in open public spaces with the intention to inform, excite and capture people's attention and curiosity in science and engage the general public in science.

The public activities for which the stand will be utilized are part of a large promotional campaign project called ERC=ScienceSquared. Within the project, Ecsite will target the general public via a series of public activities carried out by 10 organizations located in Austria, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Poland, Greece, France, Spain, Portugal and Latvia.

Ecsite seeks a design which makes the structure inviting, attractive, fascinating, artistic and above all scientific. Besides these general attributes, the design should be aligned with the visual identity of the project in Annex I. The general public should be able to receive the information channeled via the stand but also for them to share and embody their ideas, opinions and concerns.

The total available budget is €16,000 (excluding VAT). This includes the costs of material, manufacturing costs, purchase of the IT equipment, the winning designer’s fee, costs of shipping the stand to Lisbon, Portugal, and participation of the author/designer at a training event in April 2016. All other shipping costs will be covered by Ecsite. The 2nd and 3rd best-ranking designers will receive a fee of €750 for their detailed design concepts.

Submission deadline: January 15th, 2016

Applications to Mr. Tomas Rehacek: trehacek@ecsite.eu

Further details see: www.ecsite.eu