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This nomination announcement comes with proud and honour. A research statement was presented together with the results produced in the last five years of architectural research, practice and teaching activities. The Swiss Art Award jury selected it among 350 other entries. During Art Basel, a further step in this research will be presented to the public. [...]

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What Design can do, here and now? Ask a straightforward question, take students to a refugee camp, invite them to find out. Invent, develop, execute, adjust, repeat- and win the “Best of Design Switzerland 2017” organized by Hochparterre. Hic et Nunc is a latin imperative motto that expresses the urgency of  the “here and now.” [...]

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Last August I had a nice and somehow unexpected studio visit by David Mohney, dean of the Curry Stone Design Prize. He sent me some very general questions about me, about my work and about what the price meant to me as one of the finalists of the 2008 edition. It turned out as a [...]

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Antonio Scarponi, RIKEA

Yeeeeeeeehh!!! In the course of the Symposium “The Future of the Informal” at the 4th International Rotterdam Architecture Biennale (NAI Rotterdam) the winners of the Squatcity-Urbaninform Competition have been announced. The winning projects and honorable mentions were selected by the Squatcity-Urbaninform Jury out of 60 entries in the categories: DESIGN (Space, Technology and Material), SOCIO-ECONOMICS (Participation and Empowerment) and POLITICS (Good [...]

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157-2

Memorial to the victims of modernity. [collaboration with Andrea Zausa] 157 is a project for a permanent urban installation conceived as memorial to the victims of modernity. 157 is the number of the workers who died of cancer due to the long exposure of PVC and CVM in the petrochemical factory in Marghera, Venice. 157 [...]

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157 has been nominated as finalist for “Italian Oxigen”, a new design prize lauched by Abitare to promote innovative design in Italy. If you are a keen supporter of the project, please vote for it in this popular jury competition: http://abitare.it/speciale-45-1/antonio-scarponi/ or see Abitare special issue Dec-Gen 2008 (pp. 85-87).

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The Curry Stone Design Prize is awarded every year to breakthrough design solutions with the power and potential to improve our lives and the world. The Curry Stone Design Prize recognizes exceptional, emerging design innovations that contribute to the vitality of the world community. These designs may improve the human spirit, increase awareness of the [...]

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