The Kendall College of Art and Design (KCAD) at Ferris State University has announced its five finalists for the 2022 edition of the Wege Prize, a nine-year-old global student design competition to provide circular economic solutions to a slate of pressing contemporary issues.
The finalists were taken from a list of semifinalists that included entries from 70 academic institutions and 29 different countries and will now vie for the prize’s $65,000 cash reward.
“These inspired, dedicated students are innovators and disruptors in key areas that will help us address the multitude of issues facing the world today,” said KCAD professor Gayle DeBruyne. “With climate change and so many other pressing global issues coming to a head, the world needs people who can work across boundaries to solve problems now more than ever before. Every Wege Prize team is advancing a thoughtful and creative approach for helping transition our linear economy of taking, making and disposing, into a circular one that’s restorative by design.”
The winner will be announced in a streaming ceremony on May 20th at 10:00 AM EDT. Scroll down to see more information about each finalist.