Open Competition with $6000 in awards


As part of growth-based economies, we may find ourselves passengers on a train racing toward the cliff (rising inequality; resource depletion; climate change; species extinction, etc.).  Train conductors, meanwhile, maintain that the primary solution to all of our problems is speeding up the train (or growing GDP). 

We invite submissions of artistic renderings of the central dilemma of our time – the economic imperative to grow; the survival imperative to stop growing. 

Submissions are due at 11:59 p.m. Tuesday, November 1, 2016, for awards totalling $6,000. This competition is open to everyone.





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This project is currently funded by a Kenan Creative Collaboratory, with support from the Kenan Institute for Ethics at Duke University, the Kenan Institute for Private Enterprise at the University of Chapel Hill, the Kenan Institute for Engineering, Science and Technology at North Carolina State University, and the Kenan Institute for the Arts at the UNC.