Arturo Vittori, Director at Architecture and Vision, is proud to be selected as one of the five nominees for the ZUMTOBEL GROUP AWARD 2017 in the category of the Applied Innovations with the Warka Tower ( Warka Water Inc ) project. See what Prof. Elgar Fleisch has to say about it and stay tuned for the nominated projects ! https://youtu.be/FkRMpFKRVCE
Beazley Designs of the Year exhibition, now in its 10th year, begins at the London Design Museum on the 18th of October. It's comprised of over 60 global projects across six categories: Architecture, Digital, Fashion, Graphics, Product, and Transport. The featured pieces are nominated by leading academics, critics and designers and are recognized for their innovative contribution to design. Arturo Vittori has been nominated for his Wark Tower( Warka Water Inc ), find a full list of nominees here; http://bit.ly/2xmptIs
...à la Mer ! Fashion with a Cause https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/cultureaporter/a-la-mer-fashion-with-a-cause?ref=discovery https://www.facebook.com/WarkaWater/?fref=mentions One year ago, Hurricane Matthew severely impacted many parts of Haiti. In the aftermath of the storm, architect Arturo Vittori was invited to bring Warka Tower to the country to help address the scarcity of drinking water in various communities. During a trip to the island, Arturo was invited to conduct a workshop with local artisans organized by the local Foundation AfricAmerica and other local partners within the framework of the"European Program for Culture" funded by the European Union in Haiti. From that experience, ”Culture à Porter” was born; a project which aims to empower the isolated communities all around the world, promoting their handicrafts by creating inedited products made locally for an international market, allowing the economic, social and ethnic development. Part of the company profits will go to support the activities of the nonprofit Warka Water, Inc. and more specifically this crowdfunding will support a construction of the first Warka Tower pilot in Haiti. “… a la Mer !” is the ”Culture à Porter” 2018 summer collection, all objects are made of colorful macramé cord hand-knotted by local artisans from Haiti. With every pledge, you will be helping Haitian local artisans to grow and develop. Not only will you help ensure the continuation of these craft traditions in the years to come, but you will also make it possible for these skills to be passed on to the youngest generations. Our goal is to invest in Haitian local production and to empower the local economy working with artisans to create new, exciting fashion accessories for an international market. "We want to be part of this renaissance, weaving the future of Haitian communities, working with artisans, bringing Warka Tower to isolated and vulnerable communities that lack drinking water." Arturo Vittori. ... See more
Arturo Vittori has been invited as a speaker for the “Innovator of the Real World” event is to celebrate CSEM Brasil’s 10th anniversary and to discuss with leaders of companies talk about their perceptions in relation to the opportunities and challenges of the technological innovation process. The goal is to create links between various sectors and institutions, and promote innovation and competitiveness of the Brazilian industry. The event will be at the Museum of Tomorrow (Museu do Amanhã), in Rio de Janeiro, on October 17th.
ChangeNow Summit is started ! Come see Warka Tower in Paris !!!
Come join us in Paris at ChangeNOW 2017 on 29-30 Sept. 2017!
The Design Museum in London has announced the shortlist projects in the running for the 2017 edition of their prestigious Beazley Design of the Year award. We are excited to let you know that we have been nominated for the @Design Museum @BeazleyGroup Designs of the Year #designsoftheyear as one of the 13 projects from the Architecture category !