As part of the 20th Anniversary conference of the Cumulus Association in Shanghai an exhibition of student works from the over 160 Cumulus member institutions around the world was organised with prizes for the best works, judged by the Cumulus Board. A total of over 300 works were submitted to a variety of set themes.
Two recent MA graduates from the Media Lab of School of Art and Design, Suvi Kitunen and Abhigyan Singh submitted their Masters thesis projects under the theme of ‘Sustainability and Social Innovation’.
The judges awarded 20 nominations, ten 3rd prizes, two 2nd prizes and one 1st prize. Suvi was one of the 3rd prize winners (300€) with her project Knack.fi, designing a deaf culture specific web site. Abhi won one of the 2nd prizes (800€) with his project which deals with design opportunities and challenges in urban Indian slums.
We can surely be very proud of both Suvi and Abhi as they were competing against the best students from some of the best design schools in the world. Congrats!