This edition of PQ encourages national centers and national curators to widen the search and include not only student designers and educational institutions, but also young designers and new emerging design studios (young designers up to 5 years after graduation). If the only way to organize the exhibition in some of the countries is through institutions of higher education, we ask the schools to also include the work of their alumni up to 5 years after their graduation.
We are living in the era when young designers face an increasingly dif cult task in nding connections and employment. PQ exhibitions and festival provide a great opportunity to bring together all generations of designers and to establish new connections.
Some of the most inspiring ideas are often hidden away in designer's drawers never to be realized or seen by anyone. The beginning utopian sketches, thoughts, and objects often become a corner stone of important future design works. We should use our energy to nd and encourage the designers whose thinking is brave, stands out, stimulates ones imagination and provokes a strong reaction. We need to give an opportunity to the young designers who are in the most fragile state, just leaving the safety of the university environment, and who are producing brave, fresh, experimental works of design.
Finding ways to exhibit performance design and scenography is at the core of PQ exhibits. There is no one answer and no one solution.
In the case of this competitive exhibition there are no limits to how... Young fantasy is limitless; we are not concerned with produced work. Any approach from immersive environments, through installations, to any other creative form of presenting scenographic thinking that includes the audience as an active element is valid.
Deadline for applications was 31 October 2017.