The Curry Stone Foundation congratulates six past Curry Stone Design Prize winners who will be participating in the 2016 Architecture Biennale in Venice, Italy, opening on May 28th. “REPORTING FROM THE FRONT,” curated by Alejandro Aravena (2010 Curry Stone Design Prize winner), seeks to highlight the work of designers who are confronting issues of segregation, inequality, access to sanitation, forced migration, natural disaster and a host of other social ills.
“Having a Curry Stone Design Prize winner curate this year’s Biennale is part of the current desire to question what architecture can do to address the world’s most urgent issues, such as urban migration, affordable housing and access to basic needs.” Clifford Curry, co-founder, Curry Stone Design Prize.
Past winners of the Curry Stone Prize who will be exhibiting include:
- Alejandro Aravena (Curator, 2016 Biennale Architettura)
- Luyanda Mpahlwa (DesignSpaceAfrica)
- Rural Urban Framework
- Studio Anna Heringer
- Studio TAM Associati (Curator, Italian Pavilion)
- Antonio Scarponi
The 2016 Biennale’s focus represents a major step forward in moving issues of social concern from the periphery of architectural discourse to its center. Aravena’s Biennale vision focuses on the wide range of issues to which architecture is expected to respond to within the social, political, economical and environmental end of the spectrum.
“As the issues of disaster, mass migration and climate change continue to present greater and greater challenges for humanity, designers are uniquely situated to respond, and nowhere is that belief better embodied than in the work of past Prize winners, adds Emiliano Gandolfi, Prize Director, Curry Stone Design Prize.
Founded in 2008 by Clifford Curry and Delight Stone, the Curry Stone Design Prize is one of the most recognized social impact design awards, celebrating socially engaged practitioners and the influence and reach of design as a force for improving lives and strengthening communities. Supported by the Curry Stone Foundation, the Prize’s goal is to inspire the next generation of designers to harness their ingenuity and craft for social good by sharing and supporting the impactful work of leading social impact practitioners.
Curry Stone Design Prize founder, Cliff Curry and Curry Stone Design Prize Director, Emiliano Gandolfi will be attending the opening of the Biennale and are available for further comment or interview.
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