"The Political Fabric of Design Competitions"
The Politics of Design: Competitions for Public Projects
Editor(s): Catherine Malmberg
© Policy Research Institute for the Region, 2006
Pages: Pages 29-52
Publication type: Chapter
Research Archive Topic: Real Estate
Design competitions are commissioned for many reasons, almost none of which have to do with design and all of which have to do with political motivations. A political agenda always presides over the important but ancillary search for new design possibilities, innovative solutions, or a compelling architectural or urban vision. Though political agendas vary quite a lot, they are lodged in the fundamental need to create or cultivate a strong constituency and garner the necessary resources to advance a desired project.
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