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Europe’s migration crisis has intensified the need for cities to develop new tools and strategies to help people build skills, earn a living, and establish their place in society. To address this challenge, New York-based design nonprofit Van Alen Institute has launched Opportunity Space, a competition inviting multidisciplinary teams to propose a temporary mobile structure in Malmö, Sweden that will support a wide range of social programs. The winning team will receive a $10,000 prize, a $5,000 travel budget, and up to $25,000 to implement their proposal in and around Malmö’s Enskifteshagen Park for two months in spring 2017. Opportunity Space is the first in a new Van Alen Institute series of Flash Competitions - challenges that bring together multidisciplinary teams of designers and other experts for short, intense projects in cities around the world to take on urgent societal challenges through design.  View more View full description
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