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Flash Competition

Photos: Kait Ebinger

Presented with Archtober

How can design address the perceived problems of the voting poll experience in urban communities, from long lines at obscure locations to bungled technology and counting conundrums? This fast-paced, one-day design competition invited interdisciplinary teams to consider how the voting poll experience in cities could be re-imagined to be more equitable, accessible, and engaging for all citizens.

Following a closed-door workshop among finalist teams, attendees joined us for a presentation of team proposals and voted for their favorite. A jury of design and election experts judged the entries and announced a winner at the conclusion of the event.

Jury: Rebecca Amato, associate director, Urban Democracy Lab, NYUCaron Atlas, executive director, Arts & DemocracyWellington Chen, executive director, Chinatown PartnershipGonzalo Cruz, principal, AECOMDavid van der Leer, executive director, Van Alen Institute; Zak Klauck, director, WAX Studios

To view the results of the competition, click here.

This event was designated for AIA CES (3 LU | HSW)