The Amsterdam Design Manifesto by Mieke Gerritzen and Geert Lovink is one of three nominees for the Simon Mari Pruys Prize for design criticism.
The Pruys jury, consisting of Kirsten Algera (design historian, critic and editor-in-chief of MacGuffin magazine), Jan Boelen (rector at Karlsruhe University of Arts and Design), and Hicham Khalidi (director of the Van Eyck, Maastricht), nominated the following texts:
Florian Cramer – ‘Welcome to the Crapularity: Design as a Problem’. The text is a provocative argument for the design of problems instead of solutions.
Mieke Gerritzen and Geert Lovink – ‘Made in China, Designed in California, Criticized in Europe. Amsterdam Design Manifest‘. Well-written overview of the inflation of design: “the discipline has been democratized from cross-discipline to anti-discipline”.
Alice Twemlow – ‘Conflicting Definitions of Key Terms’. This timely essay convincingly shows that design history can serve as a mirror for contemporary design issues.
The winner will be announced during the Pruys-Bekaert Event, Saturday 16 November at 19.30 at TENT, Witte de Withstraat 50, Rotterdam.The Pruys-Bekaert Event takes place during the Design Chewing Festival, which runs from 15‒17 October at TENT. Admission to the festival permits access to the Pruys-Bekaert Event.
More information can be found here.