European Design Awards for Polish Projects
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The web page for director Krzysztof Warlikowski’s Nowy Teatr was awarded the highest distinction of this year’s European Design Awards – the Gold ED Award
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The web page for director Krzysztof Warlikowski's Nowy Teatr was awarded the highest distinction of this year’s European Design Awards – the Gold ED Award
The project was praised for its reflection of Krzysztof Warlikowski’s unique approach to communicating with his public. “This dialogue can be based on an understanding or it can start with a provocation that changes the routine way of thinking”, explained the jury. We can read on the website that “Nowy Teatr seeks to expand the area of dialogue with the audience, not confining itself to theater performances alone. It aims to be a place for a whole new artistic situation. An area free for artists and curators to create, a space defined by people full of ideas”.
The European Design Awards - the ED Awards - are presented yearly to European designers for outstanding graphic and communication projects. Representatives of the most important European design institutions and publications (Novum, Eye, Étapes, the Polish quarterly 2+3D) form a jury that hands out prizes in 34 categories.
Nowy Teatr received gold in the website category for its project designed by Huncwot, a creative agency that specializes in advanced interactive projects, graphic design and film production for the worlds of culture, fashion and business. The studio works with cultural institutions in Poland and in Europe, including the Polish National Library, the Polish National Audiovisual Institute and the Polish Institute in Paris.
The ED Awards ceremony was held in Belgrade, at the end of the Belgrade Design Week, one of the important cultural events in Europe. In addition to Nowy Teatr with Huncwot Studio, other Polish winners include the Polski Teatr in Poznań - which received gold for its production Eternal April by Jarosław Jakubowski directed by Agnieszka Korytkowska-Mazur and silver for Hamlet directed by Paweł Szkotak - and the catalog of works by Kamil Kuskowski (gold), the program of the festival Ars Cameralis 2012 (silver) and the catalog of the exhibition Russian Avant-garde Collection of Żerlicynów and Żarskich (silver).
Sources: own materials, press materiale, edited by jn, 13/06/2013