The Out Of Balance Competition entries have just been published in Berlin by ARCH+ magazine as a spectacular 240 page special issue. The international competition: “OUT OF BALANCE – CRITIQUE OF THE PRESENT, Information Design after Otto Neurath” wrapped up last April with the mammoth task of judging of 180 entries submitted by 499 participants.
The work of Otto Neurath and Isotype was the inspiration for this competition sponsored by Humantific, Autodesk, and Museum für Architektur und Ingenieurkunst.
Thanks to ARCH+ Editor, Sabine Kraft and her small team for all the hard work involved in putting this publication together. Those who can read German will find inside this special issue descriptions and color documentation of many entries along with an overview of information design history.
Yes it’s true that information design has been around adding value in many change making contexts long before the arrival of the “Big-Data” wave!
Neurath and the Isotype team remain an inspiration to many, not only in terms of style but also in purpose. Lots of knowledge, history and courage to build from there.
We look forward to next year’s competition!
Heinz Bude, Social Scientist/Economist
Joost Grootens, Graphic Artist
Sabine Kraft, Editor ARCH+
Joachim Krausse, Cultural Scientist
Philipp Oswalt, Bauhaus Dessau Foundation
Philippe Rekacewicz, Geographer/Cartographer
Simon Rogers, The Guardian
Christian Weiss, Autodesk
GK VanPatter, Humantific
Ursula Kleefisch-Jobs, M:AI