Announcing Winners of the 2019 Aiap AWDA Women in Design Award

31 October 2019

 

AIAP, Associazione italiana design della comunicazione visiva (Italian Association of Visual Communcation Design) in partnership with the International Council of Design, is pleased to announce the winners for the 2019 Aiap Women in Design Award (AWDA)—a unique Design Award Competition dedicated to women designers of visual communication design.
 

The Award Ceremony took place on 08 November 2019 at the Tepidarium Del Roster in Florence (Italy), a prestigious locale provided by the municipal administration, and co-sponsor of the award. The Award forms part of the programming for the 2019 Festival Dei Diritti (Florentine Festival of Rights) and celebrated international designers from Europe, the Middle East, China, Africa, Asia and Australia. Winners were announced by Award curators Cinzia Ferrara, Laura Moretti, Carla Palladino, and Daniela Piscitelli who were present among esteemed international Jurors.

 

Photos: Gianni Ugolini

AWDA Award Ceremony at Tepidarium Del Roster in Florence (Italy) with 2019 publication of participants

 


The AWDA Jurors was composed of esteemed international designers and experts. Among the Jurors, from left to right, were: Justus Oehler, Nilam P Moeliono, Maria Sætre


The Award Ceremony began with the institutional greetings of the representatives of the City of Florence followed speeches given by international guests, and a round table on the state of research in design, providing a valuable opportunity to share different perspectives from international designers and critics.

During the Award Ceremony we saw projects from selected designers, mentions and the first prize, presented by the Aiap Women in Design Award 2019 international jury. AWDA provides a special prize for career and memory, in addition to the mentions in the three categories of participation, awarded by the curators. The special award is aimed at women designers who have distinguished themselves in their lives for their professional achievements, for their reflections and for their contribution to the dissemination of design culture.

 

Opening sessions at the Award Ceremony at the Tepidarium Del Roster 

Bianca Sangalli Moretti
 

JURORS

Gianluca Camillini (Italy) Designer and educator in the field of visual communication, Co-director of Progetto grafico (AIAP's magazine)
Donatella Cinelli Colombini  (Italy) President of the National Association (Associazione Nazionale Le Donne del Vino)
Cinzia FerraraLaura MorettiCarla Palladino and Daniela Piscitelli (Italy) AWDA curators
Sara Funaro (Italy) Councillor for Equal Opportunities and Rights
Melania Gazzotti (Italy) Freelance editor and art historian
Francesco E. Guida (Italy) Assistant professor, School of Design, Politecnico di Milano and AIAP board member
Nilam P Moeliono (Indonesia) Indonesian Association of Graphic Designers (ADGI) Honorary member and brand expert
Justus Oehler (Germany) Alliance Graphique Internationale (AGI) member, and Pentagram (Berlin)
Alice Rawsthorn (USA) Writer and design critic
Raimonda Riccini (Italy) Full professor of Design Theory and History at Luav, Design University of Venice
Tommaso Sacchi (Italy) Councillor for Culture, Fashion and Design
Maria Sætre  (Norway) The Norwegian Association for Visual Communication (Grafill) Board Member and Design Leader for Making Waves 
Marco Tortoioli Ricci (Italy) President of Associazione italiana design della comunicazione visiva (AIAP), Professor and visual communication designer

 

(Jurors, Curators and ico-D Attendees from left to right) Maria Sætre, Daniela Piscitelli, Alice Rawsthorn,Marco Tortoioli Ricci, Zinnia Nizar, Nilam P Moeliono, Laura Moretti, Cinzia Ferrara, Carla Palladino, Johnathon Strebly

 

Curators and Founders Cinzia Ferrara and Carla Palladino
 

Juror Laura Moretti

 

 

AWDA 2019 Winners!

 

WINNERS
 

AWDA 2019


AWDA provides a special prize for career and memory, in addition to the mentions in the three categories of participation, awarded by the curators. The special award is aimed at women designers who have distinguished themselves in their lives for their professional achievements, for their reflections and for their contribution to the dissemination of design culture.


CAREER AWARD FOR HISTORIC ACHIEVEMENT
Claudia Morgagni

(Milano, 1928-2002)
 Italy
Claudia Morgagni receives the lifetime achievement as a acknowledgement of the figure of a graphic designer, an artist, a teacher, a mother, a woman who knew how to combine her different roles, her different interests, her passions, her skills and inclinations affirming with determination and perseverance, in an era when it was not at all simple, their professionalism and their way of interpreting it. Claudia Morgagni can be a reference model for designers and women, today and tomorrow.

 

 

AWDA 2019

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD


Lora Lamm

(Arosa,1928)
 Switzerland
Lora Lamm receives the career award for having built a language that was born in the rigours of the Swiss school to become a strongly characterised and authoritative system, dominated by simple forms, colour, illustration. Marked by a "thoughtful lightness", she was able to describe, through an incisive communicative ability, the transformation of women and their emancipation, including that of graphic designers, of which she is one of the few examples recognised into the Graphic Design History.

 

 


 


FIRST PRIZE
 AWDA 2019


Designer

Sylwia Bartoszewska

Project
: THE VISUAL IMAGINARY OF THE POLISH NATIONAL PARKSDesign should not only be a professional activity, but also a cultural tool and a way of placing oneself in everyday life. The project receives the first prize ever for its ability to delve into a seemingly simple theme that goes beyond mere functional aspects.



Honourable Mention

Professionals Category


Designer
Carlotta Origoni

Project
:THE VEIL IS SEEN ONLY WHEN IT IS LIFTED
The project receives an honourable mention for having had the ability to transfer complex content into an analog artifact that contains a high level of interactivity.

 
Honourable Mention

PhD, Researchers and Teachers Category


Designer

Orith Kolodny


Project
:199 DRAPEAUX - FORMES, COULEURS ET MOTIFSOrith Kolodny receives the honourable mention for the PhD, Researchers and Teachers Category for having developed a project that goes far beyond the graphic reading of the flags of the world, broken down into a taxonomic system of shapes and colors, in search of those minimum common multiples that unite and do not distinguish the emblems of each national identity. Finally, the project is transformed into an unusual atlas to read and look at.

 

Honourable Mention

Students Category




Designer
Laura Simonati


Project
:UNFOLDING BRUSSELS. COLONIAL TRACES IN THE PUBLIC SPACE
Through a simple mechanism, that of tearing the pages, the gesture becomes metaphorical in showing the opposite situation between the two countries: Brussels and the Congo.


Special Mention

Professionals Category

Designers
Svanhild Vindenes Egge
 and Maria Bono


Project
: DIGITAL REPORTS FOR THE OFFICE OF THE AUDITOR GENERAL OF NORWAY
The project is the classic example, not at all obvious, nor usual, of how design is at the service of the community, worthy for the enlightened client - a government that uses the tools of design - and worthy for the project itself that without falling into unnecessary decorativism becomes the instrument of access to information for individual citizens.

 
Special Mention

PhD, Researchers and Teachers Category




Designer

Tricia Treacy

Project: 
SLOT
Tricia Treacy receives special mention for the PhD, Researchers and Teachers Category. The acknowledgment, strongly requested by the jury, goes to the project for having been able to synthesise, in a visually contemporary way, a process of participatory construction of sense, experience, and identity. A project marked in every phase by experimentation as well as by the completeness of the process implemented. 

 
Special Mention

Students Category


Designer:
Joy Gloria Harendza

Project
: JAGOAN SOCIAL CAMPAIGN
A complex theme, that of harassment of women, faced with courage and irony, through a measured use of youth languages.

 
Special Mention

Students Category




Designer

Maryam Helida

Project: 
GUIDEBOOKS: HERITAGE EXPLORING OF TERNATE
A project of identity that does not fall into folkloristic languages but uses a chromatic system and pictograms in line with the international languages of design.

 

 

SHORT-LISTED DESIGNERS

With total of 70 projects, all of which were considered worthy of publication in the volume dedicated to the fourth edition of AWDA, including 31 projects for the Professionals category,11 projects for the PhD, Researchers and Teachers category and 28 projects for the Students category.

PROFESSIONALS 
Professionals
Duygu Aksoy / SHAPING THE FUTURE (Italy)
Parasto Backman / REVY MAGAZINE, ISSUE NO. 1 (Sweden)
Erika Barbieri (Olssønbarbieri) / SNÅSA NATURAL MINERAL WATER   (Norway)
Elisa Bianchi (Tonidigrigio) / ZAM ZECCA - ARTI - MESTIERI (Italy)
Ines Blume + Nicola Ammon / SIGNAGE SYSTEM FOR FRANKFURT HISTORICAL MUSEUM AND FRANKFURT YOUNG MUSEUM (Germany)
Ina Brantenberg / VESTRE (Norway)
Ira Carella / BALLOON & WHISK (Indonesia)
Ninon Carrier / INDEPENDENT PAPER SHOW 2018 (Switzerland)
Maree Coote / THE FONTIGRAM (Australia)
Laura Doro (Artemia) / NANO! — PERPETUO E NANETTO (Italy)
Roberta Farese / ARSITY (Italy)
Yaman Hu / FNJI (United States)
Emi Kawasaki (Shilushi) / 365 COLORFUL SHADES (Japan)
Francesca Leoneschi + Giovanna Ferraris + Silvia Lazzaris / PATTERNS IN ART, A CLOSER LOOK AT THE OLD MASTERS (Italy)
Roberta Manzotti (Rossodigrana) / APP APRI PALAZZO PIANETTI (Italy)
Dania Menafra / WHERE ARE YOU FROM? (Italy)
Monica Nannini / INCOMMON (Italy)
Claudia Neri / SARTORIALE (Italy)
Francalma Nieddu (Ondesign) / RECOMMENDED (Germany)
Zinnia Nizar / QUOTATIONS OF "BUMI MANUSIA" (Indonesia)
Jan Nowell / BILLABONG (Australia)
Sabina Oberholzer (Oberholzer-Tagli) / SOCIAL POSTER (Switzerland)
Carlotta Origoni / THE VEIL IS SEEN ONLY WHEN IT IS LIFTED (France)
Claudia Polizzi + Nike Auer / DER EINSTIEG (Italy)
Doretta Rinaldi / MILOS INTERNATIONAL THEATRE FESTIVAL (Italy)
Sophie Rubin / ARCHIP–ELLES (Switzerland)
Anna Saccani (Officina 3am) / DESIGN E FORMAZIONE. CONTINUITÀ E MUTAMENTI NELLA DIDATTICA PER IL DESIGN (Italy)
Simonetta Scala / WONDERFUL (Italy)
Ivanna Cerelia Suryo / D.LAB (Singapore)
Elise Tobiasson / LØRN.TECH (Norway)
Svanhild Vindenes Egge + Maria Bono / DIGITAL REPORTS FOR THE OFFICE OF THE AUDITOR GENERAL OF NORWAY (Norway)

 

PHD, RESEARCHERS AND TEACHERS

Petra Cerne Oven + Barbara Predan / DEATH IN DESIGN (Slovenia)
Doreen Donovan / DESIRE FOR LESS: COMMUNICATING SUSTAINABLE CONSUMPTION THROUGH CREATIVE ARTEFACTS BY AND FOR CHILDREN (Australia)
Kristina Fišerová / SUTNAR SHAPES (Czech Republic)
Paola Fortuna / A GREAT NUMBER. SIGNS, WORDS, IMAGES FROM 1968 IN MILAN (Italy)
Mihyun Kim / PLACED: HISTORICAL DIGITAL PLATFORM TO COLLECTIVELY ARCHIVE OUR HISTORY WITH AUGMENTED REALITY   (United States)
Orith Kolodny / 199 DRAPEAUX - FORMES, COULEURS ET MOTIFS (Italy)
Cecil Mariani / PRECARIZATIONS OF THE CREATIVE ECONOMY   (Indonesia)
Anna Mercurio / PIANO B (Italy)
Sophia Ling-hung Shih / WOMEN’S EYES (Taiwan)
Haiyan Song / SHE & THEIR STORIES (China)
Tricia Treacy / SLOT (United States)

 

STUDENTS

Cadrilla Bareno / CITA-CITA ANAK PEREMPUAN: SERIES OF GENDER EQUALITY STORYBOOKS FOR GIRLS (Indonesia)
Sylwia Bartoszewska / THE VISUAL IMAGINARY OF THE POLISH NATIONAL PARKS (Poland)
Beatrice Bianchet / MYSTIC – MULTICULTURAL SUPPORT COMMUNICATION SYSTEM (Italy)
Lucrezia Caon / FREYA STARK IN ASOLO (Italy)
Ira Carella / VERNAKULAR VERSATIL (Indonesia)
Michela Carlomagno / FLAVORS ABECEDARY - A TRIP INTO TASTE  (Italy)
Irene Chiappini / WOMADE INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DESIGNERS MAGAZINE (Italy)
Nathania Faustina / NOVEL VISUALIZATION, GADIS PANTAI (THE GIRL FROM THE COAST) (Indonesia)
Agnese Giorgetti + Federica Narducci / A DESCRIPTION OF PLANET ARRAKIS  (Italy)
Joy Gloria Harendza / JAGOAN SOCIAL CAMPAIGN (Indonesia)
Maryam Helida / GUIDEBOOKS: HERITAGE EXPLORING OF TERNATE (Indonesia)
Eirin Koehler Breivik / TYPOGRAFICA PLANTAE (Norway)
Julia Kuhley / RAUS (Norway)
Mouidine Maha / «TIRRA» LE CURSIF TIFINAGH (Morocco)
Giorgia Maria Malandrino / GEOIDENTITY: LOGGING THE BORDER (Italy)
Malak Mehrez / REDESIGNING EGYPT’S GOVERNORATES IDENTIFICATION SYSTEM  (Egypt)
Elsa Moro / MARCELLO D’ANDREA. GRAPHIC DESIGN A LECCE TRA GLI ANNI SESSANTA E OTTANTA  (Italy)
Chiara Palillo / KOLYMBETHRA GARDEN, A VISUAL COMMUNICATION AND WAYFINDING PROJECT (Italy)
Simona Riccobene / ANAMNESI. PUBBLICAZIONI PERIODICHE DI NEOAVANGUARDIA NELLA SICILIA DEGLI ANNI SESSANTA E SETTANTA    (Italy)
Tania Sabatini / DESIGN GUIDELINES FOR THE ELECTRONIC HEALTHCARE DOSSIER (EHD) (Italy)
Laura Simonati / UNFOLDING BRUSSELS – COLONIAL TRACES IN THE PUBLIC SPACE (Belgium)
Frida Stovern / DESIGNING IN BLINDNESS (HODURR) (Norway)
Laras Zita Tedjokusumo / POST-DISASTER MATERNAL & NEONATAL HEALTH GUIDEBOOK  (Indonesia)
Ilaria Temporin / OLIVETTI ADVERSTISING: 1950-1970. GRAPHIC DESIGN AMONG CULTURE AND ETHICS (Italy)          
Claudia Tranti / BRANDING JAPANESE OLYMPICS – L’EVOLUZIONE DEL BRANDING OLIMPICO TRA TRADIZIONE LOCALE E TREND GLOBALI    (Italy)
Rani Aryani Widjono / INSIDE THE CERAMICS STUDIO (Indonesia)
Monica Yatmatama / SHINJUKU (Indonesia)
Elvira Yesica Ginting / MENTAWAI CULTURE PRESERVATION BOOK  (Indonesia)

 

We wish to congratulate all the participants, Jurors and the Winners on their success! To follow Aiap's work, you may visit the numerous channels such as Aiap's institutional website, their online blog and magazine online like aiapzine, magazine as "Progetto grafico", and PAD journal in addition to catalogs, publications, exhibitions, educational activities and events such as Aiap Design Per, an International Graphic Design Week held every year in different Italian cities as Naples 2009, Bologna 2010, Cagliari 2011, Treviso 2012, Genova 2014, Milano 2015, Roma 2017.

 


2019 AWDA Award
 

 AWDA Jurors and Founders 2019 (from left to right): Laura Moretti, Bianca Sangalli Moretti, Alice Rawsthorn, Justus Oehler, Nilam P Moeliono, Maria Sætre, Cinzia Ferrara, Carla Palladino

 

MORE ABOUT AIAP AWDA

Aiap AWDA Women in Design Award is an international, biennial award dedicated to professional women designers, students, researchers and teachers working in the field of visual communication design. AWDA is a project curated by Cinzia FerraraLaura MorettiCarla Palladino and Daniela Piscitelli and organised by AIAP. In its fourth edition, the AWDA was held in tandem with the International Graphic Design Week Florence and the 2019 Florentine Festival of Rights. The Award was open to all international women designers practicing visual communication design.
Read more about the origin of the Award in the ico-D feature: AIAP spearheads Design Award for Women.

 

Founders of AWDA: Laura Moretti, Cinzia Ferrara, Carla Palladino and Daniela Piscitelli


SPONSORS AND PARTNERS

The fourth edition of Aiap Women in Design Award 2019 was organised by Cinzia Ferrara, Laura Moretti, Carla Palladino, Daniela Piscitelli with Project Leader: Aiap, Associazione italiana design della comunicazione visiva and Institutional Partner: ico-D, the International Council of Design. Collaborating Partners: Grafill, Norwegian Association for Visual Communication, ADGI, Asosiasi Desainer Grafis Indonesia

In partnership with:

AGI
ADI
POLI.design
aisdesign
Dcomedesign
Confcommercio Professioni
Feminin Pluriel Italia
Plugcreativity
MoMoWo
WHY Graphic Design Festival

With the support of:

Tiburtini
The Student Hotel
Associazione Nazionale Le Donne del Vino
Gianni Ugolini
Lectorinfabula

Media partners:

Progetto grafico
PAD journal
Feel Desain

 

LINKS
AIAP/AWDA Official Website
AIAP Instagram
ico-D feature: AIAP spearheads Design Award for Women
AIAP ico-D Member page
www.aiap.it
Aiap blog and magazine Progetto grafico
PAD journal