Award Shortlist 2015
The 1D touch project is a fair-trade streaming platform supporting independent creators and artists from around the world by offering an alternative for mainstream business models which mainly benefit the most renowned artists.
1D touch | Saint-Étienne, France
Fontus and Airo are water bottles capable of harvesting water from the air. The system introduces a solution for the severe issue of drought and water unsafe which many parts of the world suffer from.
Fontus and Airo | Vienna, Austria
Creative Technologies in the Classroom (CTC) is a collaborative learning curriculum designed for schools wishing to incorporate emerging technologies into their existing classes by introducing basic concepts in programming, electronics and mechanics.
Creative Technologies in the Classroom/Barcelona | Malmö, Sweden
Smart Citizen's aim is the empowerment of citizens through the development of bottom-up digital tools under an open-source philosophy.
Smart Citizen | Barcelona, Spain
Understanding itself as an international monitoring centre, the Data Ethical Culture Observatory evaluates and shares best practice models on data valorisation, aiming for a cultural stronghold in the digital revolution by encouraging an international convention on data ethics.
Data Ethical Culture Observatory | Paris, France
The ground-breaking creative entrepreneurial programme Education In Place of War (IPOW) empowers the world's most marginalised communities to create sustainable income and social change through their creativity.
Education in Place of War| Manchester, United Kingdom
The Healthcare Innovation Exchange (HELIX) Centre faces the most pressing healthcare challenges through combining user-centred design expertise and scientific know-how to identify patient-centred solutions.
HELIX Studio | London, United Kingdom
Facing the ongoing crisis in Spain HOME BACK HOME proposes a platform for analysis, monitoring and treatment of new models of domestic living.
HOME BACK HOME | Madrid, Spain
PlanEt constitutes an open-source device for collecting and visualising biological data from plants in order to increase the citizen's consciousness about the role of plants in citites. The data can be used for monitoring and moderating urban and spatial conditions.
PlanEt | Rotterdam, Netherlands and London, United Kingdom
ROOM IN A BOX addresses the mobility which the Generation Y, living and working in global markets, is confronted with by focusing on furniture and interior design made of paper-based materials like corrugated cardboard.
ROOM IN A BOX | Berlin, Germany
Wikihouse is an open source building system making it possible for everyone to design, print and assemble beautiful, low-cost, low-energy and high-performance houses according to their individual needs.
WikiHouse | London, United Kingdom
Smarter Than You Think is a campaign aiming to raise awareness about dyslexia and promoting understanding and empathy towards this condition through the concept of design.
Smarter Than You Think | Brussels, Belgium
Designed as an interactive performance installation, THE MACHINE TO BE ANOTHER
is an art investigation on the relation of identity and empathy, taking the open-source form of a creative commons tool to promote tolerance.
THE MACHINE TO BE ANOTHER | Sao Paulo, Brazil
The project Waves of Energy is an innovative approach to citizen participation in public cultural policies which aims at increasing the acceptance of culture in society.
Waves of Energy/Ardora | Donostia/San Sebastián, Spain
Climate for Culture has taken an innovative approach to assess the risks climate change poses to historical artefacts through the combination of high-resolution regional climate modelling together with building simulation tools.
Climate for Culture | Brussels, Belgium
The project Deaf Magazine was nominated as a special guest because of its great contribution to the shaping of an inclusive society. The lifestyle and society magazine deals with the culture of German sign language and communicates to both hearing-impaired and non-hearing impaired people.
Deaf Magazine | Düsseldorf, Germany