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SF Shrinkage International Award Prize Winners 2008

12 Apr 2008

Shrinkage Worldwide Awards

Shahneshin Foundation CALL FOR ENTRY

Submission deadline : 28 Jun 2009

The Shahneshin Foundation (SF) is pleased to announce that the distinguished jury of the Shrinkage Worldwide Awards after careful review and considered assessment of entries chose the works by Elena Giacomolli (City Empire), David Holt (untitled), Christopher Patten (Picnic), Stephanie White (Vital Fluid), Giovanna Zanghellini (Time is running out), have been selected from a highly-regarded worldwide practices and institutions in the Shrinkage Worldwide Awards this year to design a multi-purpose poster capable of delivering the shrinkage nature.

The entries came from Australia, Austria, Canada, China, Croatia, England, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Japan, India, Indonesia, Iran, Israel, Italy, Lebanon, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, Russia, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, USA, and from an array of diverse fields -both academics and practitioners- in arts, architecture, graphic design, industrial design, landscape-architecture, planning, product-design, publicity, robotics, and so-forth.

The Shrinkage Worldwide Awards is jointly promoted by several international institutions including the Architectural Association (AA), American Institute of Architects (AIA NY), Dansk Design Centre (DDC), Design Austria (DA), Design Singapore Council (DSC), International Council of Graphic Design Associations (Icograda), and many others Institutional friends.


Shahneshin Foundation Competition : Call for Entry

The task we face is daunting. Working separately, we could accomplish something significant in each of our respective spheres. But by working to-gether, we actually have a chance to influence the course of history, and hopefully reverse it.

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The event-poster is designed by Andrea Wilkinson, a professional designer and educator from New Zealand.

Last month’s declaration by a United Nations panel that Global Warming is “unequivocal,” and that fossil fuel use is “very likely” to blame, should intensify discussion of the already hot topic: shrinkage. The Design Community has and can change this worsening situation. Kofi Annan, former Secretary General of the United Nations, once said: “Art was civilisation’s first global movement”. Shahneshin Foundation (SF) is committed to realise this movement. A new metaphor – that of bringing the designers to the table, making the vision present.

Shahneshin Foundation (SF) stresses that art is our one true global language. It speaks to our need to heal, reveal and transform. It transcends our ordinary lives and lets us imagine what is possible. The SF has already been focused on this very issue thorugh a variety of art and design venues. The SF promotes the FutureThinking through awards, competitions, grants and scholarships that have a history of rewarding people dedicated to transforming communities and even regions through thoughtful design and research.

International Jury comprises of Christoph Eggenberger philosopher, Lui Galati designer and architect, Stephanie von Fürstenberg artist, Bettina Schulz editor and writer, Siamak G. Shahneshin critic, Kenneth Yeang architect and author.

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