2012 IMPACT awardees announced!
March 30, 2012 9:27 am by Aaron Matthew McKenzie
The Center for Art and Public Life would like to congratulate the three 2012 IMPACT awardees:
20/20 FOTO: Cross-Border Community Action
With: Creative Kids (U.S.) and Nuestras Hijas de Regreso a Casa (Mexico)
El Paso, Texas, and Ciudad Juarez, Mexico
• Robert Gomez (MFA Social Practice & MA Visual Critical Studies)
• Heidi Lubin (MFA Sculpture)
• Neil Rivas (MFA Photography)
• Claudia Marquez (BFA Photography)
• Maria Alzatin Nunez (BFA Sculpture)
Taking place in El Paso, Texas, and Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, 20/20 FOTO: Cross-Border Community Action is a youth photography workshop focused on technical, critical, and therapeutic storytelling. In partnership with Creative Kids (U.S.) and Nuestras Hijas de Regreso a Casa (Mexico), 20/20 FOTO will work with two groups of 20 Mexican and American students from communities affected by regional violence to plant the seeds for sustainable growth by connecting these community partners, creating a camera library, and developing an academic year curriculum.
With: Appropriate Rural Technology Institute
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
• Olivia Nava (MBA in Design Strategy)
• Sachi DeCou (MBA in Design Strategy)
• Rachel Gant (BFA Industrial Design)
Working with the Appropriate Rural Technology Institute, the JuaBar team will create a solar-powered, mobile charging station designed for off-grid community members in Tanzania to learn about and purchase quality solar products. This scalable system aims to create trust in, and demand for, solar products to facilitate the adoption of cleaner energy sources into the homes of all Tanzanians. It has implications for the broader global community.
With: Alaska Design Forum and KAKM, Alaska Public Television
• Jesus Landin-Torrez III (MFA Social Practice)
• Teresa Baker (MFA Painting)
• Steve Sanchez (BFA Furniture Design)
• Floris Schonfeld (MFA Film)
Taking place in the Alaskan village of Kivalina, KVAK TV is a youth-oriented social media project focusing on storytelling. Through a creative platform, KVAK TV’s objective is to encourage the youth of Kivalina to talk about isolation, location, and shifts in culture. Together with the youth of the village, KVAK TV will create three episodes of a live-performance show to air on KAKM, Alaskan public television. Upon completion of KVAK TV’s time in Kivalina, the episodes will become part of the True North exhibition and symposium at the Anchorage Museum.
Special thanks goes out to our guest jurors: Lex Leifheit, Shalini Agrawal, Eduardo Pineda, Maria McVarish & Keynote speaker, Rick Lowe. As well, we greatly appreciate the amazing crowd and all applicant teams.