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RIBA announces an invitation to submit designs for a mobile recording pod for BBC Radio 4's The Listening Project


12 March 2013

Press release contact:

Julia Davies
T: +44 (0)113 203 1490
E: julia.davies@riba.org

The RIBA is delighted to announce a worldwide invitation to submit designs for a mobile recording ‘pod’ which will enable The Listening Project to tour the UK.

The Listening Project, presented by Fi Glover, is a Radio 4 initiative launched last year in partnership with BBC Local Radio and the Nations, in which people across the UK volunteer to record a conversation with someone close to them about a subject they’ve never discussed intimately before. The conversations are being archived by the British Library and used to build up a collection of voices capturing a unique portrait of the UK in the second decade of the millennium.

The project has had an impact on many people’s lives already, as well as producing some truly memorable radio moments. Now it is getting ready to go on the road, travelling around the country to enable as many people as possible to become involved. 

The design submission process is open (internationally) to registered architects, engineers, designers and product designers. Inter-discipline team working is encouraged.

For further details and to enter please visit www.architecture.com/competitions| 

The closing date for Stage 1 submissions is 23 April 2013. 



Notes to editors

Please ensure RIBA Competitions are credited when mentioning the above competition. RIBA Competitions delivers variety, inspiration and value through expertly run design and architectural competitions. For further details visit www.architecture.com/competitions|



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