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The Curry Stone Design Prize, in celebration of it’s 10th Anniversary, is acknowledging a group of 100 of the most influential socially engaged design practices as this year’s winners.  A group we’re calling the Social Design Circle. Each practice named to the Social Design Circle has helped define the Social Design movement over the last decade through the impact of their work. The Prize will name 100 practices over the next twelve months as part of the Circle. Each will...

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The Curry Stone Foundation congratulates six past Curry Stone Design Prize winners who will be participating in the 2016 Architecture Biennale in Venice, Italy, opening on May 28th. “REPORTING FROM THE FRONT,” curated by Alejandro Aravena (2010 Curry Stone Design Prize winner), seeks to highlight the work of designers who are confronting issues of segregation, inequality, access to sanitation, forced migration, natural disaster and a host of other social ills. “Having a Curry Stone Design Prize winner curate this year’s...

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Can the Venice Biennale

be socially

responsible?

The Curry Stone foundation is pleased to announce that six of our past winners will be presenting at this year’s Architectural Biennale in Venice, Italy, beginning May 28th. This is an exciting moment for us, our winners and for all socially-minded designers. This year’s Biennale, curated by 2010 Curry Stone Design Prize winner Alejandro Aravena, is entitled REPORTING FROM THE FRONT and seeks to highlight the work of designers who are confronting issues of segregation, inequality, access to sanitation, forced...

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The CSDP team is recently returned from Mumbai, India, where it was our great honor to award the Vision Award to Society for the Promotion of Area Resource Centers (SPARC).  Please check out our previous post on SPARC’s great work.  While there, we had the pleasure of convening a forum on slum urbanism, drawing together many of the world’s experts on architecture and community planning.  The event was generously hosted by the J.J. School of Architecture and Rahul Mehrotra and...

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The Society for the Promotion of Area Resource Centers (SPARC) has been awarded Curry Stone’s 2016 Vision Award for their dedicated work in improving the lives of slum-dwellers across India.  Founded by Sheela Patel, SPARC has worked at both the physical and policy levels, making change with dedication, numbers and force of will. We have greatly enjoyed getting to know SPARC and their work over the last few years, and know that you will too. Click here to read a full...

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The Curry Stone Design Prize was invited to announce our 2015 Prize Winner, Rural Urban Framework at the 2015 Chicago Architecture Biennial Press Preview event.   As part of the launch activities for this first Architectural Biennial in the United States, we lead a panel discussion entitled: Designing Coexistence: Architecture’s Response to Global Crises. Emiliano Gandolfi, Director of the Curry Stone Design Prize and co-founder of Cohabitation Strategies, and Jonathan Solomon, Director of Architecture, Interior Architecture, and Designed Objects, School of the Art...

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Rural Urban Framework (RUF) will be announced at the Chicago Architecture Biennial tomorrow as the 2015 Curry Stone Design Prize winner. Emiliano Gandolfi, Prize Director, will announce the winner after a discussion called “Designing Coexistence” as part of the press preview program of the Biennial. See the event details at the Chicago Biennial.    

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