Premio Barcellona – 2d Edition

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The announcement of the second edition of Premio Barcellona offers the opportunity for two young Italian designers to spend a period of six months in Barcelona in order to deepen professionally the issues related to ecodesign. The award is promoted by the Directorate-General for Contemporary Creativity, in agreement with the Directorate-General for the Promotion of the Country System of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, and the Italian Cultural Institute of Barcelona, with the collaboration of ELISAVA (University School of Design and Engineering of Barcelona).


The winning designers, in addition to the activity in studios specialised in the themes envisaged by the competition, may participate in cultural initiatives organised by the Italian Cultural Institute of Barcelona and the ELISAVA Institute. For this second edition of the Barcelona Prize, two six-month scholarships will be awarded, at the unquestionable discretion of the Commission, which include, in addition to a return air ticket to Barcelona from Italy and insurance cover, a monthly allowance of € 2,250.00 for board, lodging and reimbursement of expenses for work in a studio specialising in sustainable and low environmental impact design.


Aspirants to the Barcelona Prize must:
a) be Italian citizens;
b) be born after 31 December 1984;
c) hold a Master's degree or single-cycle degree in Architecture (degree class LM04) or Design (degree class LM12), or a single-cycle or second-level academic diploma in Design, or an equivalent qualification recognised by the MIUR, or a post-graduate qualification (second-level Master's degree, Doctorate or equivalent) relating to Design issues;
d) have a proven design and research activity in the specific sector of sustainable and low impact design (ecodesign);
e) have an excellent knowledge of English and/or Spanish.


Deadline for applications: 11 November 2019


Premio Barcellona – Bando Edizione 2
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The two winners of the Premio Barcelona 2020 are Silvia Lacatena (Naples, 1987) and Magdalena Voegele (Lagundo, BZ, 1988). The two designers will have the opportunity to spend six months in Barcelona and work in an architecture and design studio specialised in sustainable and low impact design, in collaboration with the Italian Cultural Institute Barcelona and ELISAVA.


Evaluation Committee: Matteo Piccioni per la DGCC (funzionario storico dell’arte), Luca Brucculeri (designer) su nomina del MAECI and Albert Fuster i Martí, direttore accademico di ELISAVA.