We will announce finalists in mid-December, Final result will be announced January 2022

YouFab Global Creative Awards 2021

Entry Closed

The final results will be announced in
early January 2021

Graphic Design:
SHA inc
Key Visual:
Kitasenju Design
Visual Programing:
Junichiro Horikawa

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Exploring a Democratic Creation and Our Experiment(s)

Who are the stakeholders in the creation you make? We look forward to works that attempt to engage in dialogues that transcend the boundaries of species, space, and time. Direct dialogue may not be possible with some stakeholders. Hence we are also excited to see experiments in communication methods that seek how to interact with such beings. It does not have to be a universal solution, so please give us the best solution you can derive from your locality. We do not limit the format of the work ― it can be furniture, food, architecture, vehicles, communities, or services.

JUDGES

  • Asa Ito

    Director, Future of Humanity Research Center, Institute of Innovative Research, Tokyo Institute of Technology

    Asa Ito

    Director, Future of Humanity Research Center, Institute of Innovative Research, Tokyo Institute of Technology

    Asa Ito is Director of the Future of Humanity Research Center at the Tokyo Institute of Technology’s Institute of Innovative Research, and Visiting Scholar at MIT (2019), specializing in aesthetics and contemporary art. After initially intending to become a biologist, she turned her academic focus to the arts while in her third year at university. She obtained her PhD in Literature in 2010, having studied aesthetics, fine arts, and culture at the University of Tokyo Graduate School of Humanities and Sociology. As author, Dr. Ito’s major works include Me no mienai hito wa sekai wo do miteiru no ka (How Do People Without Sight See the World?, Kobunsha), Domoru karada (The Stuttering Body, Igaku-Shoin), Kioku suru karada (The Remembering Body, Shunjusha), and Te no Rinri(Ethics of hands, Kodan-sha). Her work was recognized with the 42nd Suntory Prize for Social Sciences and Humanities in 2020.

  • Cascoland

    International Amsterdam-based network of artists, architects, designers and performers

    Cascoland

    International Amsterdam-based network of artists, architects, designers and performers

    Projects are initiated by Fiona de Bell and Roel Schoenmakers and are executed with multi-disciplinary teams of artists and designers, promoting mobilisation, participation and networking through artistic exchange and collaboration. Since 2004 Cascoland has executed projects internationally in The Netherlands, South Africa, Brazil, Peru, Mexico, Russia, Kyrgyzstan, Palestine, Japan and in Europe.
    Cascoland projects/interventions/artworks are tools to be used by participants and audiences rather than artworks to be exhibited. Cascoland interventions aim to challenge and change perceptions and create awareness about the need for social and ecological sustainable development, not only with audiences and residents, but with planners, designers, organisations and authorities as well.
    Cascoland promotes a sustainable use of spaces, skills and resources. Empowerment of communities, bottom-up development of public space and the implementation of innovative solutions addressing local needs are equally important ingredients in our way of working: Art as a tool to make change happen!

  • Kampire Bahana

    DJ / Nyege Nyege collective

    Kampire Bahana

    DJ / Nyege Nyege collective

    Among East Africa's most exciting DJs and a core member of Kampala's Nyege Nyege collective, Kampire’s vibrant bass-heavy sets have transported her to clubs & festivals across the world.One of Mixmag's picks for Top Ten Breakthrough DJs of 2018, Kampire's set on Boiler Room broadcast from Nyege Nyege festival was a legitimate ‘internet moment’, with thousands of shares on Facebook leading to serious FOMO from electronic music fans watching online.
    Kampire’s DJ mixes have been featured on Resident Advisor, Dekmantel and Fact Magazine, which saw her chosen amongst the best mixes of 2019 on Pitchfork & Fact’s end of year lists. Her Rinse FM radio residency has seen her shine a light on other East African DJs & artists, including Hibotep, Faizal Mostrixx & Catu Diosis.

  • Arina Tsukada

    Curator / Editor

    Arina Tsukada

    Curator / Editor

    Arina Tsukada is an explorer in new fields of Art & Science. Founder of The Whole Universe Association since 2018. With a diverse professional background, she is known for her participation as the director of the Sound Art project “See by your ears”, led by a sound artist Evala, as well as for being the editor in chief of the Art & Science online magazine “Bound Baw” since 2016. She continues to explore new worlds of possibilities through an interdisciplinary approach. Using art and science, and her multidisciplinary background, she has organized multiple conferences, exhibitions, media-productions, and the other spectacular events. She is also the author of the books “Art Science is (2018)”, co-author “Information Umwelt - Guidebook for playing between AI and human body(2019).”

SPECIAL PRIZE

Panasonic PRIZEPanasonic PRIZE

For the YouFab2021 Special Award "Panasonic Award",
we will seek works that hope to improve the society and our lives under the theme "Democratic experiment(s)."

About Special Prize

ABOUT YouFab

YouFab is an award run by FabCafe since 2012,
which first began as a competition for creators to simply come together.
We aim to build an influential community of creators,
by building a platform that connects the creators directly with society.
We seek for works that reflect upon current events that affect our world today.

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