Life Hacks for Health & Wellbeing


Young Balkan Designers (YBD) is a regional talent platform founded in 2011 with the aim to identify, promote and develop creative potential of the Balkan region in the field of design. The initiative also aims at unifying the regional design scene, bringing it closer to the international audience, strengthening its potential by providing additional education and practice, while at the same time contributing to the restoration of multi-cultural cooperation in the Balkan region.
Deadline: 20th January 2022, 23:59pm
Theme: Life Hacks for Health & Wellbeing
Young Balkan Designers theme for 2022 – “Life Hacks for Health & Wellbeing” calls for design projects, objects, concepts, services, scenarios and inventions which create a “shortcut” between sustainable living and wellbeing, provoking conversation on alternative and “outside of the box” approach to designing and re-imagining healthier everyday worlds: at home, at school or work, in public, in our intimate and community spaces, urban and rural environments, in our physical and digital realms.
The competition is open to all persons up to 35* years of age, from the following countries: Albania, Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece, Hungary, Macedonia, Montenegro, Romania, Slovenia, Serbia and Turkey. Applicants may be individuals or groups of creators. Each applicant may submit more than one entry.
Competition timeline
8 December 2021 – 20 January 2022 – competition open for entries
20–27 January 2022 – pre-selection and jurying process
28 January 2022 – public announcement of the YBD competition winners
1 February – 10 March, 2022 – online workshops with curatorial team / development of prototypes
15 March 2022 – designers gather and bring prototypes to Belgrade for final approval of exhibits / Photoshoot / Press event
510 April 2022 – YBD2022 exhibition at Salone Satellite, International Furniture Fair, Milan
October 2022 – YBD2022 exhibition at Mikser Festival, Belgrade
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