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Sticks+Stones Project Summary

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Sticks+Stones 2010 video

Sticks+Stones 2010

Sticks+Stones 2006

We are pleased to announce that Sticks + Stones was awarded win­ner of the Design Edu­ca­tion Ini­tia­tives in this year’s Core77 Design Awards.

Core77 is a promi­nent online mag­a­zine and design space that that pub­lishes and pro­motes design infor­ma­tion. “Core77 pro­vides a gath­er­ing point for design­ers and enthu­si­asts alike by pro­duc­ing design com­pe­ti­tions, lec­ture series, par­ties, and exhibits.”

Core77 Design Awards is a global com­pe­ti­tion of design pro­fes­sion­als and stu­dents. This year marked the inau­gural year of the com­pe­ti­tion. “Rec­og­niz­ing excel­lence in all areas of design enter­prise, the Core77 Design Awards cel­e­brates the rich­ness of the design pro­fes­sion and its prac­ti­tion­ers. … For this first pro­gram, ded­i­cated jury teams based around the globe gath­ered in eight coun­tries to judge 15 cat­e­gories of design practice.”

This year’s Core77 Design Awards com­pe­ti­tion marks the first time that design edu­ca­tion has been rec­og­nized as an impor­tant cat­e­gory in a pro­fes­sional design competition.

Dur­ing the online award pre­sen­ta­tion, Design Edu­ca­tion Ini­tia­tives Jury Cap­tain Dr. Eliz­a­beth (Dori) Tun­stall, Asso­ciate Dean and Asso­ciate Pro­fes­sor of Design Anthro­pol­ogy at Swin­burne Uni­ver­sity (Aus­tralia), noted: “What pushed Sticks + Stones to the top of our list was how it pro­moted cul­tural aware­ness by work­ing WITH cul­tural diver­sity as opposed to just work­ing on or about cul­tural diver­sity. … Sticks + Stones hit a chord in the cur­rent global cli­mate of racial and cul­tural ten­sion, while help­ing graphic design avoid most of its really bad habits of stereotyping.

Its phi­los­o­phy of social democ­racy has the poten­tial to fos­ter trans­for­ma­tion through the pro­mo­tion of empa­thy, mutual under­stand­ing and social jus­tice,” Dr. Tun­stall con­tin­ued. “This was the project that made us feel good, made us really feel good, and the idea of being able to pro­mote the pos­si­bil­i­ties of this model and the expan­sion of this model for design engage­ment in an edu­ca­tional set­ting as well as edu­ca­tional con­tent again is why it is at the top list in terms of this Core77 Design Award.”