Design has a crucial role to play in helping to solve many of the challenges that we face in daily life, including some of those raised by the COVID-19 pandemic. Creatives, designers and makers were invited by Bompas & Parr to develop inspired takes on sanitiser pumps and hand washing rituals, with the competition raising funds to support the work of the British Red Cross. The project seeks to explore the aesthetic, functional, social, gestural and experiential possibilities of enhanced hygiene. It is hoped that this will accelerate the establishment of new behavioural norms which benefit the ongoing health of global society. Ultimately, the aim is to explore how people can safely re-enter the public realm.
Design Museum, London | 31st July – 30 August 2020
The Design Museum will display Fountain of Hygiene shortlisted artworks and the Fountain of Tongues wishing well. All designs will continue to be showcased online in a curated digital exhibition.
Haw Par Music, Hong Kong | 3 November 2020 – 31 March 2021
As the city of Hong Kong emerges from their third wave of Covid-19, the competition is journeying across the globe to relaunch within a new context – at Haw Par Music, a community centre for social, cultural and creative education.