Invitation: Prize Ceremony for the Sharing Idea Competition | EMMA - Espoo Museum of Modern Art

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Invitation: Prize Ceremony for the Sharing Idea Competition

25.05.2016
 
We cordially invite you to the prize ceremony of the Sharing Tapio Wirkkala Rut Bryk Foundation Idea Competition on the 2nd of June at 11 a.m.
 
Tapio Wirkkala Rut Bryk Foundation and EMMA – Espoo Museum of Modern Art are pleased to announce the winners of the Sharing Tapio Wirkkala Rut Bryk Archive Competition. The competition was an open international idea concept competition for the future foundation archive.
 
The Foundation currently maintains the archive Tapio Wirkkala and Rut Bryk, a collection of over 5000 items. Ranging from final products to preliminary sketches and models, the scope and variety of the collection makes it challenging to exhibit in a cohesive form. The Sharing Idea Competition called for competitors to consider how an archive can open up its contents, to create a context, to relate with the world. The competition challenges the existing paradigm for museums and archives and considers new possibilities for an archive to become a place for sharing, exploring and cultivating a discourse on design.
 
To consider the design archive as an accessible and relatable public establishment, means to fundamentally reflect on the role of design itself and how it relates to the general public. Therefore competitors were asked to consider the changing definitions of design and to establish a position on the relationship between design and society today.
 
Competition jury:
Mikko Heikkinen – Architect, Professor, Heikkinen-Kommonen Architects
Pilvi Kalhama – Museum Director, EMMA – Espoo Museum of Modern Art
Emmi Keskisarja – Architect, Finnish Association of Architects, SAFA
Juhani Pallasmaa – Architect, Professor Emeritus
Laura Sarvilinna – Programme Director at Messukeskus
 
Jury, specialist members:
Eva Franch i Gilabert – Chief Curator and Executive Director of Storefront for Art and Architecture
Jaana Jalonen – Head of the Cultural Board of Espoo
 
The prize of the competition is 20.000€. All prize winners are invited to Finland in October 2016, on the centenary of Rut Bryk to the celebratory seminar to further develop ideas. The focus of the competition was specifically in the concept and ideas. The completion of the project will be further developed after the competition together with various specialists in the field.
 
The competition was organized by the Tapio Wirkkala Rut Bryk Foundation in cooperation with EMMA - Espoo Museum of Modern Art and the Finnish Association of Architects.
 
Photo material: http://bit.ly/TWRB-Sharing
Password: emmamuseum
 
RSVP and inquiries on the prize ceremony:
Iia Palovaara, Communications Coordinator, EMMA
iia.palovaara@emma.museum p. +358 43 826 8713
 
Information on the Sharing Idea Competition:
Pilvi Kalhama, Museum Director, EMMA
pilvi.kalhama(at)emma.museum
 
Information on the Tapio Wirkkala Rut Bryk Foundation Collection:
Petra Wirkkala-Vaarne
petra.wirkkalavaarne(at)wirkkalabryk.fi p. +358 45 135 0225