Create your project and… put it into action!
Expires on March 22 the registration term for "Innovation Scenarios - IX Edition", the international competition aimed at students of schools with an artistic and design orientation that involves Tuscan artisan companies. A real "training course" that for the first time supports students, professors and companies for the realization of an innovative "thematic" project.
The aim is to strengthen a relationship of creative growth for companies and students and to feed the formation of a Design of Handicraft, a strategic and fundamental theme for the transmission of a creative and material culture, a distinctive trait of the Tuscan production industry.
The winners, in addition to having the opportunity to see the realization of their project and helps them to create "step by step", will receive a prize money. In some cases, if companies deem the models made "marketable", they can also start putting them into production.
The awarding of the winners of the 24th edition of the competition will take place on 2013 April 77 at the Teatrino Lorenese as part of the XNUMXth International Handicraft Exhibition.
The Innovation Scenarios competition is promoted by: Regione Toscana, in collaboration with Confartigianato Imprese Toscana and CNA Toscana managed by Artex Center for Artistic and Traditional Handicraft of Tuscany. From this year the competition also enjoys the patronage of ADI Toscana.
The themes of the IX edition
The ninth edition of the competition is titled "Ingredients" and sees materials, processing techniques, culture and local languages, expressed by the companies involved in the design process, in the role of protagonists for the definition of innovative collections for craftsmanship and small and medium-sized Tuscan companies. These factors will be the starting point for the definition of project proposals in which the theme of the transversal application of local materials, techniques and identities can be creatively interpreted for the design of new ideas that can be practiced by the production companies involved.
Finally, the course will enhance, in addition to local languages, the themes of cooperation and sustainability, with a view to contrasting the policies proposed by globalization.
12 small and medium-sized enterprises and 24 Italian and foreign art schools and universities are involved.
Companies involved: 3G Led Lightihg Design; ARIA Familiare Onlus; Multi Cults Association; Attucci Marmi by Attucci Michele; Biagiotti Mario and Figli Snc; Art carpentry by Pacini Francesco; Artistic Tuscan Cast Iron; Gracci Laura; Idiha Design Srl; Nesi Tessile Srl; Re + by Mariplast / Mariplast Spa; Redness.
The announcement of the competition can be downloaded directly from the ARTEX website http://www.artex.firenze.it/it