Communication Design Educators Awards 2017

Awards in Scholarship: Published Research, Scholarship: Creative Work, Teaching, Service. Sponsored by Bloomsbury Publishing.

Design Incubation Communication Design Educators Awards 2017 is a competition. We offer recognition in 4 academic categories in the field of Communication Design:

  • Scholarship: Published Research
  • Scholarship: Creative Work (design research, creative production, and/or professional practice)
  • Teaching
  • Service  (departmental, institutional, community)

The purpose of these awards is to showcase design excellence and ingenuity in the academic study of design. We are excited to announce a partnership with Bloomsbury Publishing who are sponsoring this year’s awards.

Entries will be accepted starting March 1, 2017. Deadline is May 31, 2017. Complete the online entry form here.

Category: Scholarship Creative Work

Portraits of Obama: Media, Fidelity, and the 44th President
Scholarship: Creative Work Award Winner

Kareem Collie

Lecturer

Harvey Mudd

Stanford University

Category: Scholarship Published Research

Critical Making: Design and the Digital Humanities
Scholarship: Published Research Award Winner

Jessica Barness

Associate Professor
Kent State University


Amy Papaelias

Assistant Professor
SUNY New Paltz

Category: Service

The Sit&Tell Project
Service Award Winner

Jenn Stucker
Associate Professor
Bowling Green State University

Category: Teaching

BMORE Than The Story
Teaching Award Winner

Audra Buck-Coleman
Associate Professor

University of Maryland College Park

 

White Plains Storefront Project: Art In Vacant Spaces
Teaching Award Runner-up

Warren Lehrer

Professor
School of Art+Design
Purchase College, SUNY
Founding Faculty Member
Designer as Author Graduate Program
SVA (School of Visual Arts)

 

Science Through Storybooks
Teaching Award Runner-up

Martha Carothers

Professor

University of Delaware

Jurors

Audrey Bennett
Professor
Communication and Media
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Steven McCarthy (Chair)
Professor of Graphic Design
University of Minnesota

Emily McVarish
Associate Professor
Graphic Design; Design; Writing
California College of Art

Maria Rogal
Professor of Graphic Design
University of Florida

David Shields
Associate Professor & Chair of Department of Graphic Design
Virginia Commonwealth University

For details on how to enter, go to the Awards Application Process page.

Announcement of Awards

The awards will be announced the first week of September 2017.

Walls of Freedom: Street Art of the Egyptian Revolution

The book contextualizes the streetart movement of the Egyptian Revolution historically, politically and socially creating a document that contributes to both historiography and activism.

Walls of Freedom: Street Art of the Egyptian Revolution is a project by Don Karl and Basma Hamdy that encompassed three years of intensive research. The book can be considered a hybrid format combining academic research with extensive visual documentation. Its goal is, not only to document, but to contextualize the streetart movement of the Egyptian Revolution historically, politically and socially creating a document that contributes to both historiography and activism. To support the book’s proposed production –260 pages, with over 500 images– a crowd-funding campaign was initiated in 2013 and was supported by 746 funders from 43 countries raising almost double its goal.

The reception of Walls of Freedom has been phenomenal but, unfortunately, in February 2015 a shipment of 500 books was confiscated by Egyptian authorities for ‘instigating revolt’ triggering powerful discussions on freedom of speech and human rights violations in Egypt. Although distributed and sold in many countries it is ironically unavailable and unofficially banned in Egypt. The design component of this project is combinatorial and transcends layout or typography to include participation, curation, authorship, historiography and collaboration. It consists of contributions from 100 photographers, work by 100 artists and essays by 20 specialists approaching the topic from various angles. The ultimate design and research of Walls of Freedom is manifested in its curatorial process where ideas are woven together to present a multifaceted view of the Egyptian Revolution through its street art.

This project was possible because of the contribution and participation of Graphic designer Torge Peters, Artist Ammar Abo Bakr and many others inluding: Caram Kapp, Najwa Sabra, Ganzeer, Hanaa El Degham, Hany Khaled, Magdy El-Shafee, eL Seed, Ahdaf Soueif, Aya Tarek, Yasmin El Shazly, Rana Jarbou, Bahia Shehab, Chad Elias, Basma El Husseiny, Ahmed Aboul Hassan, Sad Panda, El Zeft, Omar Robert Hamilton, Mykala Hyldig Dal, Amber Grünhäuser, Christine Rose, Rachel Sampson as well as the many outstanding photographers and artists who contributed their images and work.

www.wallsoffreedom.com

Basma Hamdy (MFA, Maryland Institute College of Art) is an Assistant Professor of graphic design at Virginia Commonwealth University Qatar. She is a research-based designer, author and educator who produces work that bridges historical, political and social issues with archival, documentarian, participatory, and critical mechanisms.

She has been interviewed and featured extensively in prominent international media –such as The New York Times, Fast Company, Jadaliyya, Huck, Der Spiegel and Print– and exhibited and spoke at several art and design festivals and conferences around the world, most recently, Spielart Festival Munich and The Graphic Design Festival Breda.

Inaugural Communication Design Educators Awards

Design Incubation is pleased to announce the results of the inaugural Communication Design Educators Awards!

Design Incubation is pleased to announce the results of the inaugural Communication Design Educators Awards

Design Incubation Communication Design Educators Awards is a competition. We offer recognition in 3 categories: Scholarship (design research, creative production, and/or professional practice), Teaching, and Service  (departmental, institutional, community) in the field of Communication Design. The purpose of these awards is to showcase design excellence and ingenuity in the academic study of design.

Category: Scholarship (winner)

Graphic Design Histories of the Olympic Games

Jilly Traganou
Associate Professor
Parsons School of Design

Category: Teaching (winner)

The Phaistos Project — 45 Symbols

Pascal Glissmann
Assistant Professor
Parsons School for Design

Olivier Arcioli
Lecturer and Researcher
Academy of Media Arts Cologne

Andreas Henrich
Professor
Academy of Media Arts Cologne

Category: Service (winner)

Design Edu Today

Gary Rozanc
Assistant Professor of Graphic Design
University of Maryland

Category: Scholarship (runner-up)

Walls of Freedom: Street Art of the Egyptian Revolution

Basma Hamdy
Assistant Professor
Graphic Design Department

Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar

Category: Teaching (runner-up)

Intercultural Design Collaborations in Sustainability

Kelly Murdoch-Kitt
Assistant Professor, Graphic Design
College of Imaging Arts & Sciences
Rochester Institute of Technology

Denielle J Emans
Assistant Professor
Graphic Design Department
Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar

 

Jurors

Steven McCarthy (Chair)
Professor of Graphic Design
University of Minnesota
Professor of Graphic Design

Elizabeth Guffey
Professor of Art History
Purchase College, SUNY
Founding Editor of Design and Culture

Elizabeth Resnick
Professor of Graphic Design
Massachusetts College of Art and Design

Maria Rogal
Professor of Graphic Design
University of Florida

David Shields
Associate Professor & Chair of Department of Graphic Design
Virginia Commonwealth University

For details, visit the awards page at DesignIncubation.com/educator-awards/

Deadline: Submission deadline is May 30, 2016. The application form can be downloaded here.

Announcement of Awards
The awards will be announced the first week of September 2016.