Upcycling (“up” and Recycling / “Reuse”) is the process of transforming waste or (apparently) useless materials into products of new value. In contrast to downcycling, this form of recycling results in the recovery of materials. By recycling or reusing existing materials, the use of raw materials can be reduced (https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Upcycling). By reusing and converting used materials, unusual and everyday objects will be creatively redesigned and thus upgraded or brought into a different context.
Concepts and ideas for upcycling should be submitted. The selected ideas will receive financial support of up to EUR 1,000. The Goethe-Upcycling competition is open to all creative people, Librarians, Craftsmen, Artists, Designers and anyone who has a good idea that meets the competition criteria.
There are no restrictions on theme or content. The focus is on the theme of upcycling and the creative process. The new objects or library or community projects to be designed can serve a practical and/or purely artistic purpose. Mostly recycled materials and only a few new materials should be used.
A Jury consisting of representatives from the field of upcycling, cultural and creative industries, among others, will select the 8 best ideas, the realisation of which will be financially supported with 1.000 Euros.
The presentation of the submissions and the winners will be done digitally, subject to Corona. A maximum of two projects ideas can be submitted per participant.
Further information: www.goethe.de