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Ideasforward wants to give young creative people from around the world the

opportunity to express their views of the future of societies through their

innovative and visionary proposals.

We are an experimental platform seeking progressive ideas that reflect on

emerging themes.

The eco design, sustainable architecture, new materials, concepts and technologies are compelling issues in the societies of the future and the involvement of the whole community is imperative. In an era of globalization where communication was dominated by the technological revolution, there is the need to rethink the cities and how Man can relate in a global World as well as rethink the economic, social and cultural patterns of contemporary societies.

The young creatives and thinkers are a precious commodity that we value a lot. We want to give them a voice.



A space where the time limit is used to stimulate your creativity.

The aim of this competition is to present answers in 24h to social problems, visionary ideas, humanitarian causes and sociologic problems of the contemporary societies.

Commitment, perseverance, inspiration and hard work are all the necessary bases to develop a proposal that meets the premises that will be released regularly in the brief of the competition.

We challenge you to prove your talent in 24 hours!

There is a period of registration on the competition, when it ends, starts the 24H competition!

You have 24H to develop a proposal that responds to the program contained on the brief that will only be available on the same day the competition starts.

Take the risk!





Dumping, scarcity, droughts, shortages, and the need to survive raised thousands of people against a government that, at the expense of taxes, intended to turn land into money.

Favela ceased to be just a broad bean-shaped medicinal plant, which gave its name to the hill where it was born, to become what to this day still characterizes this life force that is conflicted daily between the desire to flee and to stay.

In the favela, fear faces security and insecurity defies trust.

A place where there are people, families and communities who carry their stories on their backs.




Download the brief here on the competition day!




the beginning of the registration period:  May  28th


Promotional registration period from May 28th to Jun 3th at 23:59 - Fee € 20

Regular registration period from Jun 4th to July 10th at 23:59 - Fee € 25

Late period of registration from July 11th to July 21th at 11:59  - Fee € 30 

After the competition start  - Fee € 50


Publication of winners and honorable mentions at on August 24th


the competition date

// July 21th to July 22th //


The competition begins on July 21th 12:00 noon and ends at July 22th 12:00 noon (London GMT + 0:00)




1st Place € 500+ publication on the website, social networks and media partners + 24H trophy +  24H registration fee



2nd Place € 150 - publication in website, social networks and media partners + 24H trophy + 24H registration fee 


3rd Place € 50 -  publication in website, social networks and media partners + 24H trophy + 24H registration fee 


7 Honorable Mentions - publication in website, social networks and media partners



Bruna Montuori

Bruna Montuori is designer from Rio de Janeiro and Architecture Master by the Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism, University of São Paulo. During her Masters, she focused on collaborative design practices through a continuous collaboration with the NGO Redes da Maré, which is located at Complexo da Maré – an assembly of 17 favelas in Rio de Janeiro. Together they are constantly developing participatory activities that engage spatial reflections and collaborative learning. As a researcher, Montuori was the co-founder of the study group ‘Towards a relational design’, which focus on the encounter of design, architecture, urban studies, anthropology and gender studies. As a professional, since 2015 she has been working as a freelance designer at Grupo Tellus and from 2016 to 2018 she worked as Curator Assistant at the 11th São Paulo Architecture Biennial, where she coordinated the ‘Observatório’ platform of research, among other functions involving the organization and structure of the Biennial’s program.

Romullo Fontenelle

Romullo Fontenelle is an architect and urban planner, master in architecture and cinema from FAU-USP. Works as Editor in ArchDaily and as independent photographer and filmmaker trying to explore the relations between moviment and space through images. In 2017, has joined the curatorial team from 11th São Paulo Architecture Biennial. 



Gustavo Cedroni

Architect and Urbanist by the Armando Álvares Penteado Foundation - FAAP.

He worked with Pedro Paulo de Melo Saraiva in 1999, and with Eduardo Colonelli, in 2000. He is a partner of the METRO ARQUITETOS ASSOCIADOS office, frequently collaborating with Arch. Paulo Mendes da Rocha [Pritzker Prize 2006]. He took part in the Architecture Biennale in Venice in 2006 and 2016. He taught at the European Design Institute of São Paulo. In the year of 2012 he worked in the office OMA of NY, of Rem Koolhaas.



Lua Nitsche

Born on November 25th 1972 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. 

Graduated from Faculdade de Arquitetura e Urbanismo – FAU (School of Architecture and Urban Planning) of Universidade de São Paulo – USP (University of São Paulo) in 1996 

Prior establishing her own practice, she worked for offices such as Felippe Crescenti; André Vainer and Guilherme Paoliello; and Isay Weinfeld. She founded with her brothers Nitsche Architects in 2001. 

Lua teaches Architecture at "Escola da Cidade" since 2009. 




Carlos Vitorino, arq.




the BOOK

At the end of the competition will be published a book with all proposals submitted in the competition.

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