Ceramic Futures: from poetry to science fiction, the best projects presented today at Cersaie
Monday 22 September 2014
The presentation of the most original projects in the Architecture Gallery at Cersaie today marked the conclusion of the exciting second edition of Ceramic Futures, the first social media project focusing entirely on ceramic coverings.
Four groups of students from 4 international design schools (Politecnico, Milan, Accademia di Belle Arti, Bologna, EnsAD, Parisand ELISAVA, Barcelona) took part in a design challenge, conducted entirely by mail, on the future of ceramic coverings, in response to a brief conceptual introduction by Stefano Mirtion the themes of “to walk”, “to eat”, “to love” and “to sleep” .
Two projects were selected from each school, one for its “media success” on the social platform in terms of votes, comments, likes and interactions, which made it possible to map every participant's profile, identifying the “most active”, “most amiable”, “most generous” and “most charismatic”, and the second by ajury of Stefano Mirti himself, the Ceramic Futures staffand Confindustria Ceramica.
The winners were present in the gallery today: Alice Forestan with “Fragmentis” and Lena Plaschke with “Urban Tiles”,for Accademia di Belle Arti, Bologna; Kitiara Ferran with “Break to Creste” and Luis De Sousa with “Time will Break us Apart”,for ELISAVA, Barcelona; Emilie Ricada with “Kamazulejos” and Lionel Salazar with “Blue Lantern”,for EnsAD, Paris; Francesco Pacelli with “Hoop” and Luca Acito with “Anomàlia”,for Politecnico, Milan.
Marco Mancuso, founder and editor of Digicult and Digimag Journal, gave us a brief overview of the winning projects, in just over a minute and a half! Watch the video! (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8qXMuVrv26w&feature=youtu.be
Visit the gallery for a photo preview of the winning projects.