Design Educates Awards 2023
Image: 1+1>2 Architects, Bat Trang Ceramic Community House, Gia Lam, Ha Noi, Vietnam. Courtesy of Design Educates Awards 2023
Bat Trang Ceramic Community House
Winner of the Year
The Bat Trang Ceramic Community House located in Ha Noi, Vietnam is a ceramics cultural center that also serves as a gathering place for Bat Trang residents. Inspired by the concept of a moving turntable bringing life to work, similar to the process of a craftsman polishing clay blocks, the building's shape is the result of seven ceramic turntables colliding. The 1st floor has been transformed into an open space and is used to host fairs and cultural events. The display section on the 2nd floor depicts the history of Bat Trang pottery through the ages. The 3rd-floor features contemporary ceramic pieces and combines a workshop area.
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Grand Prix Images Vevey 2023/2024
Image: Sasha Kurmaz, Red Horse.
Grand Prix Images Vevey
Sasha Kurmaz is the winner of the Grand Prix Images Vevey 2023/2024 for his project Red Horse, a timely and urgent response to the ongoing conflict in Ukraine. The Jury was drawn to the artist’s experimental technique, which reflects the fragmentary nature of day-to-day life and questions what it means to make art during war. Sasha Kurmaz says, "My focus is on the visual characteristics of everyday life and how it changes under the pressure of external circumstance. These images are my personal evidence of the dramatic events in which I happen to live."
Image: Debsuddha, Belonging.
Prix du Livre Images Vevey
Debsuddha was awarded the Prix du Livre Images Vevey 2023/2024 for his project Belonging. In the unanimous opinion of the jury, Belonging is a beautiful, empathic portrait of the lives of the photographer’s two aunts, Gayatri and Swati, born as albinos in Kolkata, India, who have lived a life of social and psychological ostracism. Examining the space between societal exclusion and domestic familial intimacy, the work beautifully portrays the space they have carved out for joy and love within their lifelong companionship.
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Deutsche Börse Photography
Foundation Prize 2023
Image: Samuel Fosso Autoportrait, from the Series 70’s Lifestyle, 1976 © Samuel Fosso Courtesy of the artist and JM Patras, Paris
Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize
Samuel Fosso received the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize 2023. The artist was shortlisted for his exhibition ‘Samuel Fosso’ at the Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Paris (10 November 2021 – 13 March 2022). Since the mid-1970s, Samuel Fosso (b. 1962, Kumba, Cameroon) has dedicated his artistic practice to self-portraits and performative photography. Playing the role of key historical figures and social archetypes in front of the camera, Fosso embodies a powerful way of existing in the world, and a vivid demonstration of photography’s role in the construction of myths.
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2023 Photo London x Nikon Emerging Photographer Award
Image: Léa Habourdin, Des mondes en extension/images-forêts, 2020-2022.
Photo London x Nikon Emerging Photographer Award
French visual artist Léa Habourdin, represented by Fisheye Gallery, is the winner of the 2023 Photo London x Nikon Emerging Photographer Award. Léa Habourdin’s series Des mondes en extension is a set of large-format works encapsulating the beauty of the primary French forest. Silkscreen printed onto velutto cotton paper, Léa takes elements she finds in the forests – birch leaves, thyme and mulberries for example – and crushes them up to create natural pigments.
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Résidence ‘Laine et Création’
Image: Sarah Viguer, Weke, panière, rubber yarn, recycled plastic yarn, dyed cotton. In collaboration with Hors Pistes Project, Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso).
Résidence ‘Laine et Création’
Sarah Viguer is the winner of the residency ‘Laine et Création’ which will begin in the summer of 2023 in Madrid. The ADAGP, the Casa de Velázquez and the Mobilier national have joined forces to offer creators, designers and artisans the opportunity to focus on wool and thus allow technical collaboration and the transmission of know-how between France and Spain. Sarah Viguer's project questions the link between wool and living things by creating hybrid beings using a unique weaving process. The artist considers her works as sculptures in which adhesion, friction, texture are valued.
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2023 Architectural League Prize for Young
Architects + Designers
Image: After Architecture | Tangential Timber, Charlottesville, VA, 2022. Image credit: After Architecture
Architectural League Prize for Young Architects + Designers
The Architectural League of New York has announced the winners of its 42nd cycle of the Architectural League Prize for Young Architects + Designers. The theme for this edition of the competition was ‘Uncomfortable’ asking young designers to contemplate their position while wrestling with many uncomfortable responsibilities, like challenging traditional paradigms, dismantling architectural legacies, grappling with the costs of comfort, or responding to rising ecological concerns.
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