The story of the Open Embassy is a story that continues to evolve. The latest chapter in the saga of the little Swiss embassy with the big ambitions, is the delightful win at the Danish Design Awards 2017.
Nominated in the Game Changer category, the Open Embassy took home the award for its unique design concept that represents a brand-new take on embassies where diplomacy meets people head-on instead of hiding in guarded domiciles.
“The project is a piece of social design that turns traditional diplomacy on its head and may inspire other public institutions to move towards more openness and transparency” – wrote the jury in their motivation for choosing Open Embassy as the winner.
Urgent.Agency continues to work closely with the Swiss Embassy in further developing the concept and testing the new boundaries for public diplomacy.