Core 77 Best of Design 2013


“We really enjoyed the energy and purpose behind this project. Your ability to ask really focused and qualified central questions as the point of departure for this project was great. We hope that you will develop the learning environment and process around this tool and unfold the potential of this Trans-disciplinary opportunity.

We appreciate your approach to system level investigation as a teaching method allowing students to stay in the explorative stage of the creative and prototyping process rather than the goals or solution stage.” (Jury Comments)

On June 10, 2013, Thinklab was awarded a Professional Notable Honoree Award in the Educational Initiatives category for the Core77 Design Awards 2013 program.

Recognizing excellence in all areas of design enterprise, the Core77 Design Awards celebrates the richness of the design profession and its practitioners. In 2013, there are 17 categories of entry, providing designers, researchers and writers a unique opportunity to communicate the intent, rigor and passion behind their efforts. From client work to self-initiated projects, entrepreneurial to pro-bono engagements, the Core77 Design Awards embrace a wide diversity of enterprise: commercial, cultural, social, environmental and discursive.

This year’s Educational Initiatives jury team is based Århus, Denmark, and consisted of SIMON KAVANAGH (Kaospilots), PERNILLE SKOV (CAKI Center for Anvendt Kunstnerisk Innovation), LASSE SCHULEIT (LYNfabrikken), and MORTEN NOTTELMANN (Kaospilots)The Educational Initiatives Category honors excellence in any educational class project, curriculum or institutional level program or tool that furthers the practice of design education or education about design.

A truly global effort, the Awards program embraces a fresh and transparent judging process. A selection of international design leaders, based in various cities around the world, served as jury captains. Each of these individuals recruited judging partners to work with them on a particular design category. These teams judged simultaneously in different locations and time zones worldwide, and then participated in a live broadcast in their home city announcing the honorees.

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