Kunlé Adeyemi, Elizabeth Diller, Yves Béhar and Daniel Simon are among the judges for Dezeen's Future Mobility Competition powered by Arrival, which seeks innovative ideas to transform transportation.
The four leading architects and designers will be joined by Jeremy Offer and Martina Wierzbicki from Arrival and Marcus Fairs and Cajsa Carlson from Dezeen to form the judging panel, which will assess the competition entries and select the winners.
Launched last month, the Future Mobility Competition powered by Arrival is a global design contest for ideas that reimagine the future of transportation.
Contestants are tasked with identifying problems with mobility in their city, or a city they are familiar with, and proposing solutions that will improve how people move around their environment.
The contest is open for entries until 14 April 2022 and features total prize money of $85,000 with a top prize of $25,000.
Full details of how to enter the competition can be found in the competition brief and rules.
Adeyemi is an award-winning architect, professor and development strategist and the founder and principal of architecture, design and urbanism studio NLÉ.
Alongside his professional practice, Adeyemi is an international speaker and thought leader. He is a member of UNDP's Africa in Development Supergroup and is currently an adjunct visiting professor at the University of Lagos, following previous appointments at universities including Harvard, Princeton, Cornell and Columbia.
Diller is a partner of New York architecture practice Diller Scofidio + Renfro (DS+R).
Her cross-genre work has been distinguished with inclusion in Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential People list and the first MacArthur Foundation fellowship awarded in the field of architecture. She is a member of the UN Council on Urban Initiatives and is a professor of architectural design at Princeton University.
Béhar is a designer, entrepreneur and the founder of the design and innovation studio Fuseproject.
Béhar has pioneered design as a force for positive social and environmental change and has been at the forefront of entrepreneurial venture design, co-founding brands including FORME Life, August and Canopy, as well as partnering with numerous start-ups.
Simon is a designer best known for his contributions to feature films such as Tron: Legacy, Oblivion and Star Wars VIII, in addition to his collaboration with Singer Vehicle Design and the books Cosmic Motors and The Timeless Racer.
He studied car design in Pforzheim, Germany, before working for Volkswagen Advanced Design between 2000 and 2005 and then becoming an independent designer, consulting for various Fortune 500 companies worldwide.
Offer is senior vice president of industrial design at Arrival, where he leads a team of multi-disciplinary designers.
With a background in industrial and service design consulting, Jeremy is the recipient of multiple design awards across a 35-year career, which he achieved working across design disciplines at the leading edge of technology, including artificial intelligence, robotics, the Internet of Things and autonomous vehicles.
Wierzbicki is Arrival's climate action lead, focusing on delivering the company's ambitious sustainability goals. Prior to this, she was part of Jaguar Land Rover's sustainability team.
Martina recently completed a master's at the Cambridge Institute of Sustainability Leadership, writing her dissertation on the challenges automotive businesses face when implementing responsible metals and minerals supply chains.
Fairs is the founder and editor-in-chief of Dezeen. A 3D design graduate, Fairs began his journalism career writing for architecture title Building Design and later for Building, where he rose to deputy editor.
Fairs launched Dezeen at the end of November 2006 and the site has grown rapidly ever since, now attracting over three million unique visitors every month.
Carlson is the deputy editor of Dezeen, which she joined in 2020.
She was previously the architecture and design editor at Culture Trip and the editor of Houzz Sweden, and has worked for publications including Cool Hunting and Design Week.
Enter the competition by 14 April
The Future Mobility Competition powered by Arrival closes for entries at midnight on 14 April 2022.
The judging panel will select ten finalists, which will be announced and published on Dezeen over two weeks in June 2022. Of these finalists, the judges will select a winner as well as a runner-up and third place.
The winner will win the top prize of $25,000, while the runner-up will receive $15,000 and the third-placed entrant will receive $10,000. Each of the seven remaining finalists will receive prize money of $5,000.
For more information about how to enter, including the full brief and rules, visit www.dezeen.com/arrival-future-mobility-competition.
The Future Mobility Competition powered by Arrival is a partnership between Dezeen and Arrival. Find out more about Dezeen partnership content here.