2021 FourC Challenge 24Hour Design Charrette Contest
Host University

Hosted by Shanghai Jiao Tong University

FourC – Create Connect Communicate Collaborate

The Challenge was initiated by Shanghai Jiao Tong Design School in 2020 under the condition of Covid-19 quarantine.

With the theme of “ReConnect”, schools are encouraged to unite and interact in the form of 24 hours design charrette.

More than 200 design students from 52 universities around the world participated, including Harvard University, Northwestern University, Rochester Institute of Technology, National University of Singapore, University of Sydney, University of Melbourne, Tsinghua University, Zhejiang Univers

ity, etc.. It was a success as all participants enjoyed the time and gave high comments. Fifty medias including People’s Daily, Xinhua News Agency, etc. report the event.

The theme of 2021 is “ReVive”, as revive for rehabilitation and regeneration. In the post-pandemic era, how can we use the power of design to protect health? Other than creating more enjoyment for material consumption, design should also carry missions given by the times: healing wounds, awakening hope, rebuilding communication, reshaping the harmonious relationship between people and the environment, as well as sustainable development. We hope that the participants will hold human-centered mind, trying to do something meaningful during the time. Let the design heal

 people‘s scars, embrace empathy and respect, and most importantly, actively face challenges of new lifestyles in postpandemic time, use the innovative power of design to promote the rehabilitation and resilience of human society.

Important Dates:

  • Registration Time: April 5th to May 7th 2021
  • Deadline: 20:00 May 7, 2021 (GMT/UTC+8)
  • Online Trial Test: May 22-23
  • Contest Day: May 29-30
  • Closing Ceremony: Jun 6 (tentative)

How to Register:

For more information, please click here.

To view 2020 contest, please visit here.


For relevant enquiries, please contact: 86-21-54742134, Ms. Chen