FROM SEPTEMBER 28 TO OCTOBER 15, 2017, FAENZA WILL BE ONE OF THE REFERENCE POINT OF DESIGN THANKS TO THE XII EDITION OF THE “NATIONAL ARTS PRIZE 2017 – DESIGN SECTION” NAMED “FUTURE IS DESIGN”.
The “National Arts Prize 2017 – Design section” is different from the past editions, starting from the motto “Future is design” which indicates the continuous evolution and development of the world of design. The new edition focuses on a dialogue between universities and schools revolving around training, which is at the base of research, production and promotion of the world of art and design.
In light of the important contribution of training and research in the achievement of objectives specified in the “Lisbon Strategy”, for the development of an economy of knowledge, the National Arts Prize aims to compare the most interesting and innovative research generated by major European Universities and Design Schools.
The initiative aims to showcase projects by students and Institutes, favoring collaborations among participating institutes. This serves the purpose of enriching the European training and research network, with particular focus on socially relevant issues, innovation and sustainability, resulting in the strengthening of relations between people and things.
The competition, organized, coordinated and produced by ISIA Faenza focuses on Product Design and Communication and on four themes:
- Experience Design: designing new methods for communicating and sharing experiences.
- Widespread innovation: knowledge for designing the future.
- Diversity and integration: community design.
- Visual languages which reinvent the present: dialogue between design, cultural heritage, urban environments and visual arts.
The open call ended last June with a significant subscription: 31 Italian and 7 international institutions.
On July 20, the panel elected the finalists and identified the winners of the XII edition. The chosen projects will go on display in the fine setting of the headquarters of the ISIA of Faenza, in the historic Palazzo Mazzolani. The exhibition Future is Design will be open from September 28 to October 15, 2017.
- Panel and award ceremony
The panel chosen by MIUR includes Anty Pansera, Beppe Finessi, Giulio Iacchetti and Massimiliano Tonelli. On September 28, they will award 6 projects – 3 for the Product Design Section and 3 for the Communication Design Section – at the headquarters of the ISIA of Faenza. There will be a first, second and third prize for each section. Additional prizes shall also be awarded for special mentions.
The XII edition of the “National Arts Prize 2017 – Design section” stands out also for a rich program which includes a great variety of events scattered around the town of Faenza. For more information, please visit this website.
“Future is design” – XII edition “National Arts Prize 2017 – Design section
ISIA FAENZA – DESIGN&COMUNICAZIONE, Corso Mazzini 93 – Faenza
From September 28 to October 15, 2017