COMPETITION

YouFab calls for fabrication that provoke new questions and challenge established norms.

The YouFab Award seeks and evaluates works that promote the asking of new questions and push the limits of current 'Fab' models. We want to challenge the status quo, fight “sound judgement”, and hack “common sense”.

We look forward to gathering works that align to this spirit with great anticipation.

YouFab is category-free. All works are acceptable for submission, whether they fall under the category of art, performance, architecture, or a multidisciplinary area. Products and services are also acceptable.

If the work is in it’s draft or prototypal stage, we will base our evaluation on the way it has been attempted and it’s future potential.

Works that have already been published or released are encouraged. Applications from individuals, groups, and/or businesses are permitted.

  YouFab Global Creative Awards 2019


Award Overview

AWARD NAME
YouFab Global Creative Awards 2019

SUBMISSIONS
Submission should be creative experiments, works and inventions that stem from powerful collaborations in the fabrication world. YouFab is category-free. All works are acceptable for submission, whether they fall under the category of art, performance, architecture, or a multidisciplinary area. Products and services are also acceptable.Submissions can encompass physical products, art, architecture, or intangible projects such as performing arts, events, workshops and experiments.

If the work is in it’s draft or prototypal stage, we will base our evaluation on the way it has been attempted and it’s future potential.

Works that have already been published or released are encouraged. Applications from individuals, groups, and/or businesses are permitted.


Entry Period

August 1, 2019 - October 31, 2019 12:00 (Japan time, noon)

Initial Review Results Announcement

Mid-December, 2019

Final Review Results Announcement

Early January, 2020

Awards Ceremony

Early March, 2020

CATEGORIES

GENERAL

There are no age or nationality restrictions to this category. It is open to anyone of interest, whether it be individuals, teams or corporations.

STUDENT

This category is only eligible for those who are enrolled in a university or a vocational college at the time of entry. There are no age or nationality entry restrictions.

SPECIAL AWARD

Coming Soon!

JUDGES

Kei Wakabayashi /Editor

Kei Wakabayashi was born in 1971 and spent his early childhood in London and New York. After graduating from the School of Humanities and Social Sciences in French Studies at Waseda University, he joined Heibonsha, and became part of the editorial department for "Gekkan Taiyo." In 2000, became an independent editor. Afterward, he edited a wide range of publications, including magazines, books, and exhibition records, and became active as a music journalist. He was assigned as the Chief Editor for the Japanese edition of "WIRED" in 2012, and left the post in 2017. In 2018, he launched blkswn publishers, Inc. and authored the book, "Sayonara Mirai" (Goodbye, Future), published by Iwanami Shoten (April 2018).



Chiaki Hayashi /Loftwork Inc. Co-founder

Co-founded Loftwork Inc. in 2000, which rolls out diverse creative projects including web design, community, and space design. The agency operates multiple services: “FabCafe”, a digital manufacturing cafe, and “MTRL”, a creative space for creators, and “AWRD”, a platform to promote co-creation with creators. She also serves as the Japan Liaison to the Director of MIT Media Lab and as CEO of Hidakuma. Hidakuma is a new form of public-private joint enterprise, which aims to create regional industries through traditional techniques and forest regeneration.



Leonhard Bartolomeus  / Ruangrupa dan Gudskul Ekosistem curator in Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media (YCAM)

Leonhard Bartolomeus (Barto), was born at 1987 in Depok, Jawa Barat, Indonesia. He studied Ceramics at Jakarta Institute of Art. He works as an independent curator, and also part of ruangrupa dan Gudskul Ekosistem--an open educational platform focusing on collective practice. His curatorial projects are mainly addressing historical issues, but in recent years he started to focus on open education and collaborative projects. At 2013, his first book “Publik dan Reklame di Ruang Kota Jakarta” alongside with co-author/editor at Karbonjournal.org, published. Alongside with several curators in Jakarta, Semarang, and Surabaya, he formed a curatorial collective called KKK (Kolektif Kurator Kampung). In 2019, he joined the curatorial team in Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media (YCAM). Lives and works in Yamaguchi, Japan.



Keiichiro Matsumura / Okayama University Literature Department Associate Professor

Keiichiro Matsumura is a cultural anthropologist Professor whose research includes conducting field work in the farm villages and cities of Ethiopia and the Middle East, studying the wealth distribution and the development of poverty and assistance. He continues to photograph women who migrated from Ethiopia to the Middle East. The professor has received awards and accolades for the following work: Recipient of the Promotion of Research in Developing Countries Awards for "Anthropology of Wealth Ownership and Distribution" (Sekaishisosha Co., Ltd.) in 2009 and the Serizawa Prize for the same in 2010; Recipient of the Special Prize in the Mainichi Cultural Publication Awards for "Shame in Anthropology" (Mishima Publishing Co.) in 2018. Additional works and compilations of his include, "The Basic 30 Volumes of Cultural Anthropology" (The Humanities Academy) and "Thoughts on Cultural Anthropology" (Sekaishisosha Co., Ltd.).     

AWARDS

Grand Prize

1 Winner  Trophy/ 1000 USD

First Prize

1 Winner  Trophy/ 500 USD

Student Award

1 Winner  Award Certificate/ 300 USD

General Award

1 Winner  Award Certificate/ 300 USD

Special Award

Coming Soon!

TBA

Finalists

Several Winners  Award Certificate

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Platinum Sponsor

Gold Sponsor

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