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Ghost Project 2024

Ghost Project 2024 is an international platform for talents in the field of product design. Starting as a small local exhibition of unexecuted projects in 2006, Ghost Project has grown into a significant regional review of design talents from around the world, enhancing the exchange between designers from different cultural backgrounds and giving unique insight into the upcoming generation of designers who will be shaping our future.

Competition Theme 2024: “MICROCOSM”

“Microcosm” invites young product designers to explore the often-overlooked realms of small-scale interventions and incremental innovations that have potential to transform our microcosms into a more sustainable and socially thriving environment for all.

From the overlooked corners of urban landscapes to the intricacies of objects we use in our daily life, there is a wealth of untapped potential waiting to be unleashed through clever and witty micro-improvements that may appear modest in scale but with the potential to make a substantial impact on sustainability, social equity, health and wellbeing, urban resilience, and much more. “Microcosm” echoes the butterfly effect, where a small gesture can set in motion a chain of events leading to significant change. By focusing on micro-tactics, whether it’s in city elements, design of products and services, or community engagement, designers have the potential to create a ripple effect with far-reaching implications, one well-considered design choice at a time.

Competition Subject:

  • Design concepts: products – furniture, lighting, interior elements, everyday objects, street mobiliar, urban farming inventions, didactic toys and tools, aid products, shelters, home accessories, textile and fashion garments, stationary.
  • Urban scenarios and services.
  • Digital solutions: innovative design and production scenarios that offer economically and socially sustainable solutions to local problems, both in urban and rural environments; etc.


  • Designs or concepts that demonstrate potential to disrupt industries, improve lives, and address pressing societal or environmental issues.
  • Designers should demonstrate their ability to craft meaningful solutions through the strategic use of micro tactics, whether it’s unexpected application of materials, the unconventional arrangement of known elements enabling multiple use(rs),fresh take on traditional techniques, the subtle strategic use of color, or the hidden details that elevate the user experience, especially for those groups who are often unrepresented (women, elderly, people with disabilities, children, teens, unprivileged, etc.).


  • The competition is open to all persons up to 35 years of age, from all over the world.
  • Applicants may be individuals or groups of authors. Each applicant / group may submit more than one entry, each in a separate application.


  • Winners of the Competition will participate in the The Ghost Project exhibition within the Mikser Festival in Belgrade, Southeast Europe’s largest regional festival of creativity and innovation taking place in Lower Dorcol in Belgrade.
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