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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 the technological revolution dominated communication, 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 place where the time limit is used to stimulate your creativity.

This competition aims 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, 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!




Something big;

Something huge; 













Download the brief here on the competition day!




the beginning of the registration period:  February 25th


Promotional registration period from February 25th to March 3rd at 23:59 - Fee € 20

Regular registration period from March 4th to April 16th at 23:59 - Fee € 25

Late period of registration from April 17th to April 27th at 11:59  - Fee € 30 

After the competition start  - Fee € 50


Publication of winners and honorable mentions at on May 27th


the competition date

// April 27th to April 28th //


The competition begins on April 27th 12:00 noon and ends at April 28th 12:00 noon (London GMT + 0:00)




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



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


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


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



Susana Ventura (Coimbra, 1978)

Susana Ventura is educated in architecture (darq-FCTUC, 2003), however, she prefers to dedicate herself to research, writing,and curatorship, overlapping different fields of knowledge. She enjoys thinking about art, architecture, photography, cinema and dance, experimenting, sometimes in texts, sometimes in exhibitions, other possibilities of thought. She holds a PhD in Philosophy - Aestheticsunder the scientific supervision of  the renown philosopher José Gil (FCSH-UNL, 2013). Shecurated“Utopia / Dystopia” (with Pedro Gadanho and João Laia, MAAT, 2017) and “The House of Democracy: between Space and Power” (Casa da Arquitectura, 2018). In 2014, she was awarded with the Fernando Távora Award (9th edition). Among several publications, her essays may be regularly read in the art magazine Contemporânea.


Duygu Tuntas

Born and educated in Ankara, Duygu Tüntaş is an architect and architectural photographer. Receiving her undergraduate and graduate degrees from the same department, she pursues her interest as a PhD candidate and full-time faculty at METU, Department of Architecture. Awarded with many prizes in architectural competitions and received several scholarships for academic achievements, Duygu is a former Fulbright visiting scholar at Columbia GSAPP with a research titled "A Reconceptualization of the Altering Status of Subjectivity and Intentionality in Computational Architecture with respect to Methodological and Epistemological Approaches to Form".


Katherine Guimapang

Katherine is a Los Angeles-based visual artist, architectural writer, and designer. With her background in visual merchandising and content curation, Katherine's skillset has allowed her to venture into the corporate and non-profit sector as a creative director and content advisor. After receiving her B.A. in Communication Disorders from the University of Redlands she has gone on to completed course programs at UIC and Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc). Katherine's interests in architecture focus on immersive design, color theory, and architecture theory and curation. She currently works as Director of Content for She plans on attending the AA Visiting School program in Zurich later this year focusing on Exhibiting Architecture - Methods, History and Criticism.


Alexandre Marques Pereira (1962)

In 1981 he entered the architecture course of the Superior School of Fine Arts of Porto, finishing in 1986 at the Faculty of Architecture of Lisbon, where he is a natural and resident.

Since 1993, he teaches Project 5ºano, at the Faculty of Architecture and Arts of the Lusíada University of Lisbon. He was Visiting Professor in 2006 at the University of Auburn, Alabama U.S.A.

In 2012 he obtained his PhD in architecture from the Lusíada University, on the relations between the architectural culture within the modern movement, between North and South Europe.

After working with Manuel Tainha since 1986, in 1996 he created his own atelier, where he has been producing various projects and works, such as:

Rehabilitation of the Palace of the Clock, Cais do Sodré, Lisbon 2002, Leal Rios Foundation, Lisbon 2001-2010, Conde de Monsaraz School, Reguengos de Monsaraz 2010 -2013, Escola Arco Iris, Olivais, Lisbon 2015, Extension of the Municipal Library of Viseu 2015, etc.


Rui Oliveira


Architect, specialized in Geographic Information Science. He has worked in Architectural Heritage for several years and has developed research on coastal architecture in Denmark and Sweden.

He is currently developing teaching activities.


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