We have been honoured by the Siemens Stiftung which has shortlisted our Gris water saving system for the prestigious “empowering people. Award” as one of the 23 finalists out of a total of 800 entries worldwide. Therefore IgenDesign has become an empowering people. Network member and has been also invited to participate in the empowering people. Workshop that was organised for the epAward finalists and current epNetwork members. The workshop in itself was a real knowledge bomb in Organisational Development and Social Enterprise, and was an excellent opportunity to network with other similar-minded people. After the two-day workshop session the Gris project has been awarded as one of the 20 Runners-up at the empowering people. Award ceremony.
Alberto Vasquez has been acknowledged with one of the most prestigious international design awards for concept design. The Gris water saving system has won the BraunPrize2015 Sustainability Award in student category.
This year there was a record number of designers participated in the BraunPrize2015 with its 2510 submissions from 67 country. 8 awards (bronze, silver, gold and sustainability in both student and professional category) and 2 special awards where given at the BraunPrize2015 awarding ceremony on September 30. Continue reading
Gris water saving system has recently won the Special Price Awarded by the State Secretariat for Higher Education of the Ministry of Human Capacities within the framework of the Hungarian Design Award. The Gris system has also won the iF design award and the A’design award this year. Continue reading
In 2013 I had the chance to visit my family and spend a year in a little village “somewhere in the middle of Colombia”. In most part of the country there are two seasons: the rainy and the dry one. In the recent years the dry season became critical and I could experience myself how difficult it makes people’s everyday life. My sometime neighbour’s story can describe better how critical problem is the decrease of potable water today in many places:
“When I was a little girl, Christmas was my favourite time of the year. Today, I fear it the most, to be exact I fear from what is coming after Christmas…Burning heat, dry land, not a single drop of rain. First, the nearby lake dries out, then the upper one. We used to get water for our house from that lake. The side of the road is covered with fine, thick layers of dust. Trees are loosing more and more leaves, in order to keep some water inside, they are trying to adopt to the dry season. Rain only comes maybe two times a month.The struggle of survival begins.
One of the largest international design awards for young design talent is being held for the seventh time: the iF concept design award. This year In the iF concept design award 2014 altogether 11,847 valid entries have been contributed!
“When I first got notified about the result, I was incredibly excited because this proves that the issue of decreasing potable water resources is getting so much attention by the world and is taken very seriously by organizations like iF. Thank you so much for this great award to the people who needs the water the most!” Said Alberto when he was notified by iF about winning the award.