UPLOAD A PHOTO ABOUT HOW YOUR CITY PROMOTES SUSTAINABILITY AND CLIMATE ACTION AND WIN A TRIP!
II SOCIAL MEDIA CHALLENGE. “FOR A SUSTAINABLE AND SMART CITY”
ENHANCE launched from 9 May to 9 June this contest to promote reflection and active positioning on two ENHANCE pilot topics that link directly to Sustainable Development Goals 11 and 13: Sustainable Cities and Communities and Climate Action.
The two winners of the second edition of the Social Media Challenge were @ruletiksmakom (TUBerlin) and @m.edo.g (UPV), both via an Instagram account.
@ruletiksmakom submitted a photo of the Tempelhofer Feld Park (Berlin), an old airport transformed into a green leisure area for the city. As the airport became obsolete, pressure from the citizens facilitated the conversion of this space into a large green area, including a picnic and barbecue area.
The photograph shows a group of young people relaxing on a bale of hay in the foreground. There is a bicycle on the grass, indicating how they got there. One of them is looking at the camera, which adds to the power of the image. A kite flying and other groups of people are also in the background. A bit of the city skyline can be seen on the horizon, indicating that it is an area on the city’s outskirts.
On the other hand, @m.edo.g posted a residential building, “Espai Verd”, in Valencia, designed with a concept of sustainability and ecology.
The Espai Verd uses vegetation as the transversal axis of its construction and has one hundred and eight houses in the form of terraced houses in the air.
The Espai Verd is framed within brutalist architecture in which geometric forms and concrete are two substantial elements. The omnipresence of vegetation is a challenge, not only in the concept of vertical housing with individual gardens but also in the structural design.
Participants were invited to analyse and visualise how the cities where they live tackle the sustainable challenges they face by capturing a single photograph that seeks to illustrate it and impact society by raising awareness from the higher education point of view.
The contest aimed to showcase images that reflect progress or good practices concerning the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the ENHANCE topics: Sustainable Cities and Communities and Climate Action aiming to bring the ENHANCE Alliance universities’ research, science, and technology contribution to its society and needs.
Participants were invited to reflect on how their city addresses these two sustainable development challenges within their environment using a photograph as a way of expression.
Participants followed the next steps:
Step 1: Follow the ENHANCE account.
Step 2: Post/upload the photo on your Twitter or Instagram account with the hashtag #enhancealliance. Add a short tittle that reflects what you want to show in the photo.
Step 3: Mention in the post the ENHANCE account of the social network @enhancealliance (Instagram) @ENHANCEAlliance (Twitter).
Only one photograph per participant was accepted
The basic characteristics of the competition could be found in the following information.
Examples out of competition