Elisava’s best Final Degree Projects, featured in the ei Awards! 2023
The Awards hey! d’Elisava have announced the winners of their 12th edition as part of the Faculty’s University Degree Graduation Ceremony, held last October 6 at the Barcelona International Convention Center (CCIB).
These awards distinguish Elisava students’ Final Degree Thesis, taking into account criteria of conceptualization, innovation, functionality, development and methodology, as well as their social, economic and environmental viability. The members of the jury for this edition were the following:
- Clara Vidal, Arquitecta, Sòcia de Cierto Studio
- Jordi Cusidó, Research and Innovation Manager de beHIT
- José Luis de Vicente, Director del Museu del Disseny
- Marta Marín, Directora Creativa Estratègica i Analista de Tendències
- Javier Peña, Director General d’Elisava
The Jury, meeting last June 30, has selected a winning project in each of the award categories (Human, Materials, Society and Information); as well as two Final Degree Projects (TFG) in the Technology category. They are the following:
Menstrual Matter Jewels, by Laia Tort
Tutors: Saúl Baeza, Dr. Lluís Sallés, Bernat Faura
Jury ruling: The student has done an honest job, which advocates for the empowerment of women by breaking taboos. The project highlights new relationships with the female body and the intimate, using temporality as a main theme and designing a cyclical jewel that self-destructs like menstruation itself. The Jury has valued the great material experimentation, the exhibition of the pieces shown and a very powerful staging.
My iPhone is my Mother: Rare People, Glitching Thoughts and Modern Feelings, by Valeria Castillo
Tutors: Saúl Baeza, Dr. Lluís Sallés
Jury ruling: To critique contemporary consumer logics and use the smartphone as an intimate element. The project addresses the subject from a micro to macro scale. To show the relationship between the lived experience of separation and a great reflection on the unequal infrastructures of communication in different parts of the world.
APEX. Toolkit for the Completion of the Babel Tower, by Cristina Sanuy
Tutors: Dra. Manuela Valtchanova, Saúl Baeza, Xavier Tutó
Jury ruling: To show a radical proposal that uses common memory to propose new future socio-cultural scenarios. Cristina has made a project that brings together a synthesis between radical design and challenging engineering. The project explores new community constructions and redefines what is possible in the realm of speculative urban futures.
Phygital Human Bone, by Nim Carbonell, Gerard Estrada, Maria Jesús de Pouplana
Tutors: Dr. Juan Crespo, Marco Gesualdo
Jury ruling: This project bets on the potential of exploring new areas of knowledge and generation of forms through design and achieves new parameters and algorithms offered by industry 4.0. The Jury agrees on the scalable potential, which explores new opportunities in the fields of medicine and biomechanics.
Neoshell, by Miquel Clotet, Alex Bretaudeau, Pau Padrós, Carmen Guerra, David Riol, María Fernández, Marcel del Valle, Emma Brugué, Ainara Rico
Tutor: Xavier Riudor
Jury ruling: To solve real technical problems and propose a paradigm shift in an industry that needs to evolve to provide care for premature babies. The Jury also valued the organic shape of the incubator proposed by the three students, which humanizes and recalls the mother’s womb.
Jury ruling: For their ability to interpret new technologies and new materials that are associated with them. To provide value in an effective and sustainable way.
Segons, by Núria Perea
Tutors: Dr. Francesc Ribot, Dra. Jessica Fernández
Collection of products that allows people with cerebral palsy to eat independently. Designed to facilitate intake through suction, the set of elements has a graphic system and an applied thermochromic ink that indicates the temperature of the content. A total of 3,300 people took part in the voting.
The student with the Best Academic Record for the 2022-2023 academic year was Natàlia Aparici, who received the award from Eloi Sànchez, a student who won the award in this category in the 2021-2022 academic year.