1,564 submissions from 96 countries:

STARTS Prize 2021 for Remix el Barrio and Oceans in Transformation

press release with all winners
video of the STARTS Prize press conference
photo album STARTS Prize 2021
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(Linz / Brussels, 16.6.2021) The prestigious STARTS Prize is part of a long-term initiative of the European Commission. The competition aims to highlight groundbreaking projects where science, technology and art interact, contributing to economic and social innovation. In 2021, the STARTS Prize received 1,564 submissions from 96 countries. Alexandra Deschamps-Sonsino (UK), Nicola Triscott (UK), Alexander Mankowsky (DE), Fumi Yamazaki (JP) and Francesca Bria (IT), this year’s STARTS jurors, spent an entire weekend sifting through 1,564 best-practice projects for the future of Europe. In the end, this first-rate jury agreed on two main winners, 10 Honorary Mentions and 18 Nominations. This year’s GRAND PRIZE FOR ARTISTIC EXPLORATION goes to the architects of the “Territorial Agency” for their outstanding project “Oceans in Transformation.” The GRAND PRIZE FOR INNOVATIVE COLLABORATION was awarded to Barcelona-based designers Anastasia Pistofidou, Marion Real and The Remixers at Fab Lab Barcelona, IaaC (INT) for their groundbreaking project “Remix el Barrio, Food Waste Biomaterial Makers.”

STARTS Prize …
The STARTS Prize of the European Commission is awarded annually and endowed with a total of 40,000 euros. The prize is awarded to innovative projects at the interface of science, technology and art that have the potential to significantly impact economic and social innovation in Europe. A GRAND PRIZE FOR ARTISTIC EXPLORATION and a GRAND PRIZE FOR INNOVATIVE COLLABORATION will be awarded, in addition to 10 Honorary Mentions and 18 Nominations. The winners will each receive 20,000 euros and will be prominently featured at the Ars Electronica Festival in Linz and at a series of events organized by consortium partners BOZAR, Waag, INOVA+, T6 Ecosystems, French Tech Grande Provence and the Frankfurt Book Fair.

… and STARTS Initiative
The STARTS Prize is part of the European Commission’s long-term initiative of the same name, which sees the digital transformation of industry, culture and society as the main driver for new cross-disciplinary and cross-genre collaborations. It aims to combine technology and artistic practice in the best possible way and create a win-win situation for both European innovation policy and the art world. The declared aim of the STARTS initiative is to put the spotlight on people and projects that help us comprehend and solve Europe’s social, ecological and economic challenges.

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Remix el Barrio, Food Waste Biomaterial Makers / Anastasia Pistofidou, Marion Real and The Remixers at Fab Lab Barcelona, IaaC (INT), Grand Prize – Innovative Collaboration / photo: Dihue Miguens Ortiz / print version

http://www.flickr.com/photos/arselectronica/51250323570/
Oceans in Transformation / Territorial Agency – John Palmesino und Ann-Sofi Rönnskog (INT), Grand Prize Artistic Exploration / photo: Territoral Agency / print version

http://www.flickr.com/photos/arselectronica/51249374241/
ELEVENPLAY x Rhizomatiks “border 2021” / MIKIKO (JP), ELEVENPLAY (JP), Daito Manabe (JP), Motoi Ishibashi (JP), Rhizomatiks (JP), Takayuki Fujimoto (JP), evala (JP), Honorary Mention / photo: hiroko hirota / print version

http://www.flickr.com/photos/arselectronica/51250450660/
The Living Light / Nova Innova (NL), Honorary Mention / photo: Nova Innova / print version

http://www.flickr.com/photos/arselectronica/51244724339/
Cloud Studies / Forensic Architecture (INT) / photo: Forensic Architecture / print version

http://www.flickr.com/photos/arselectronica/51251669050/
Remix el Barrio, Food Waste Biomaterial Makers / Anastasia Pistofidou, Marion Real and The Remixers at Fab Lab Barcelona, IaaC (INT), Grand Prize – Innovative Collaboration / photo: Ars Electronica – Robert Bauernhansl / print version

http://www.flickr.com/photos/arselectronica/51251669070/
Oceans in Transformation / Territorial Agency – John Palmesino und Ann-Sofi Rönnskog (INT), Grand Prize Artistic Exploration / photo: Ars Electronica – Robert Bauernhansl / print version

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QWvR4iG5bgQ
Video Remix el Barrio, Food Waste Biomaterial Makers

https://vimeo.com/542065328
Oceans in Transformation / Territorial Agency