BBE has elevated and proclaimed the greatness of 250 diverse designers through our 15 SAY IT LOUD Exhibitions to date. The goal initially was to reach 500 in 5 years. The urgency for this content is NOW and as we discuss the books that must be removed from the curriculum, we are looking to make a meaningful addition. We will publish a Great Diverse Designers textbook and create a directory for business opportunities for the featured designers.
This call for action is setting a goal of increasing the content of the library to both serve as a directory for business opportunities for the featured designers and material for the publication of our textbook.
Our goal is to double the profiles to reach the goal of 500.
When we began we had 34% of the US is represented in the library, today we have 68%, we want to reach a full 100%. In addition to representing the United States, we are aiming to represent a global community of designers. Currently we have 411 featured diverse designers of the 500 we are targeting.
Therefore we are seeking submissions from Caribbean islands and from each inhabitable continent.
Deadline to Submit - Ongoing
PROGRESS NOVEMBER 28, 2020
GOAL (250) SUBMISSIONS
GOAL (50) STATES
GOAL (5) CARIBBEAN ISLAND SUBMISSIONS
GOAL (10) AFRICAN SUBMISSIONS
GOAL (10) AUSTRALIAN SUBMISSIONS
GOAL (10) ASIAN SUBMISSIONS
GOAL (10) EUROPEAN SUBMISSIONS
GOAL (10) SOUTH AMERICAN SUBMISSIONS
Announcement of the winners: Weekly
One project per submission. You can submit numerous applications.
Images minimum 150 dpi resolution, 10 MB each
Individual images, composed art boards are not recommended
BIPOC or Women architect, engineers, designers, artist, interiors, environmental, students, preservationist and planners who had a significant role in the project being submitted.
BIPOC (He, She, They) or Women (of any ethnicity)
Built / Unbuilt Work
We strongly encourage submissions that reflect a broad and inclusive definition of design excellence. Each entry is judged for the success with which it has met its individual requirements. Submissions must exhibit design achievement that demonstrates exemplary skill and creativity in the resolution and integration of formal, functional, and technical requirements, including ecological stewardship and social responsibility. Submissions should also reflect a strong sense of place, history, and purpose.
Featured in the SAY IT LOUD - NOW Virtual Exhibition
Profile will be included in the Great Diverse Designers Library
Name, business or work will be promoted in publications, on websites and social media
Per your election, application will be considered for future SIL Exhibitions
Potential to be featured in the Great Diverse Designers Textbook
SAY IT LOUD - NOW