GSD Alumni Mitchell Joachim and Maria Aiolova win Victor J. Papanek Social Design AwardOct 31, 2011
Mitchell Joachim (MAUD '02) and Maria Aiolova (MAUD '02) were among the winners of the Victor J. Papanek Social Design Award sponsored by The Museum of Arts and Design in New York, the Victor J. Papanek Foundation at the University of Applied Arts Vienna, and the Austrian Cultural Forum New York.
Joachim and Aiolova of Terreform One and Planetary One were selected for their project Urbaneering Brooklyn 2110: Ecological City of the Future, a design for an intensified version of Brooklyn that supplies all vital needs for its population.
The competition solicited entries from established, emerging, and student designers of projects that upheld Papanek’s vision of environmental and/or social responsibility.
Submissions were solicited in two categories: “Designed Objects” and “Social and/or Ecological Infrastructures and Design Concepts.” A total of 92 submissions were received from 20 countries, including Argentina, Australia, Austria, Canada, China, Costa Rica, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Indonesia, Israel, Netherlands, Norway, Slovenia, South Africa, Taiwan, United Kingdom, and the United States.
From these submissions the jury selected 17 projects—4 winners of the Victor J. Papanek Social Design Award and 13 finalists—which will be exhibited in Vienna at the University of Applied Arts Vienna (November 10, 2011–January 31, 2012), and in New York at the Museum of Arts and Design, and/or the Austrian Cultural Forum New York (March 6–June 17, 2012). A fully-illustrated catalogue will be produced to accompany the exhibition.