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Apply for the Goethe Upcycling Competitors

DEADLINE: 15 September 2021


The theme for this yr’s World Library and Data Congress is “Working collectively for the long run”. We all know that collaboration breeds innovation. Many nice innovations have come from linking present concepts. Libraries create analogue and digital areas that deliver inventive folks collectively to work on the challenges dealing with our societies and discover options collectively. Two of those challenges are Sustainable Residing and Producing Income for Begin-ups within the Cultural and Inventive Industries. Our Upcycling Competitors goals to handle these two themes. 

Upcycling (“up” and Recycling / “Reuse”) is the method of reworking waste or (apparently) ineffective supplies into merchandise of recent worth. In distinction to downcycling, this type of recycling ends in the restoration of supplies. By recycling or reusing present supplies, the usage of uncooked supplies could be decreased ( By reusing and changing used supplies, uncommon and on a regular basis objects will probably be creatively redesigned and thus upgraded or introduced into a special context.

The Goethe-Instituts within the Sub-Saharan Africa Area assist the inventive exploration of the subject of upcycling and wish to contribute to sustainability by way of numerous measures. We’re subsequently launching this Goethe-Upcycling Name for concepts.

Ideas and concepts for upcycling must be submitted. The chosen concepts will obtain monetary assist of as much as EUR 1,000. The Goethe-Upcycling competitors is open to all inventive folks, Librarians, Craftsmen, Artists, Designers and anybody who has a good suggestion that meets the competitors standards.


There aren’t any restrictions on theme or content material. The main target is on the theme of upcycling and the inventive course of. The brand new objects or library or group tasks to be designed can serve a sensible and/or purely creative function. Principally recycled supplies and only some new supplies must be used.


A Jury consisting of representatives from the sector of upcycling, cultural and artistic industries, amongst others, will choose the 8 finest concepts, the realisation of which will probably be financially supported with 1.000 Euros.

The presentation of the submissions and the winners will probably be finished digitally, topic to Corona. A most of two tasks concepts could be submitted per participant.


To use, members are invited to submit the next paperwork:

  • A presentation poster with photos, drawings, collages of the article or an outline of the upcycling mission…).
  • Simplified curriculum vitae, if obligatory with different work in PDF
  • Value estimate for the creation of the article or the realisation of the mission
  • An announcement/description of the article/mission with textual content and video 
  • Functions have to be submitted in digital type solely. By submitting your software, you give the Goethe-Institut permission to publish all entries on its web sites and social media. (All members routinely conform to this rule when submitting.)

The deadline for submissions is fifteenth September 2021.

Go to Goethe Upcycling Competitors Web site

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