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Superstudio participants produce representations of designs appropriate for high-quality exhibition and publication and accompanying text and optional video that tie design intention back to the Green New Deal goals.

Submission Guidelines

Registrants must submit the outcomes or final materials from their studios by June 30, 2021. The deadline applies to all studios regardless of when work is completed, although registrants are encouraged to submit work as soon as it is complete. The required deliverables for each participating studio are:

  • Three 24” x 36” boards (images) in portrait orientation. A downloadable template to be used by all participants will be provided.
  • A 250-word maximum statement describing the work and its relationship to the Green New Deal. This explanatory text is not to be included on the design boards.

All Superstudio submissions must adhere to these standards:

  • If working individually, each student or studio participant will be allowed a maximum of 3 boards to display their work. For example, if a studio has 10 students who work individually, the registrant may submit up to 30 boards total for the studio.
  • If students or participants work in groups or pairs, the maximum of 3 boards applies to each group. For example, if a studio has 20 students who work in 5 teams of 4, then the registrant may submit up to 15 boards total for the studio.
  • Images and diagrams on the boards may be captioned, but overall text on the boards should be kept to an absolute minimum. All explanatory text must be submitted separately through the 250-word statement described above.
  • Models are encouraged, but only photographs of models integrated into the boards will be accepted. Models should, however, be stored if possible for future use in possible exhibitions through December 2021.
  • The boards will be submitted as .jpeg, .jpg, .tif, or .tiff image files. Submitted boards must be under 10MB each in size with a minimum resolution of 300 ppi. Additional submission guidance will be provided at a later date.
  • One video with a maximum length of 3 minutes may also be submitted to accompany each set of 3 boards. Video topic, for instance explaining the 3 boards or illustrating another aspect of the studio, is at the discretion of the participants. Videos should be uploaded to a video hosting platform by the registrant and submitted as a link.

The organizing partners reserve the right to exclude submissions from the Superstudio website where they do not conform to the submission requirements and/or where the submission involves plagiarism or is in any other way considered not fit for public display.


Curation and Publication

All submitted deliverables, unless disqualified, will be available for viewing on the Superstudio website. The organizing partners will curate any subsequent publication and exhibition of the Superstudio deliverables. Registering and paying the optional submission fee does not guarantee publication in any subsequent print media or inclusion in any subsequent exhibition or other public representation of the Superstudio and/or Summit.

The Superstudio will inform a national conversation on policy and design at a Summit convened by the Landscape Architecture Foundation in September 2021. The Summit will likely consist of panels, presentations, and breakout rooms that integrate a discussion of the Green New Deal goals and ideas and themes sparked by the submitted projects. In curation for the Summit, the organizing partners will look for broad geographic representation and scales of innovative projects that integrate the Green New Deal ideas of decarbonization, justice, and jobs with a focus on local and regional visions that can roll up to a national vision.

There may be additional forums and ways for work to be featured that are yet to be determined and contingent upon funding. It is possible that some of the work will be curated for published digital and print publications like catalogues, journals, books and reports and, potentially, a curated exhibition and white paper for congressional readership.


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Superstudio FAQs

The Green New Deal Superstudio is a joint initiative of the Landscape Architecture Foundation (LAF) in association with the partners listed below. Together, we are administering the Superstudio with each of the partners providing in-kind support.