“Culture is one of the most powerful means of providing a shelter for a community.
That shelter doesn’t have to be a concrete roof.”
Suad Amiry, founder of RIWAQ, winner of the CSDP award in 2012
The Studios Kabako and Faustin Linyekula are very honoured to have received the CurryStone Design Prize 2014 for the work they have been developping for many years in Kisangani, North East of Congo, and the use of culture as a tool to socially and politically address a urban territory and its communities.
The prize will enable the Studios Kabako to pursue in the coming months the work they have initiated in Lubunga around drinking water. In 2015 will be implemented a first water treatment pilote unit, as well as a neighbourhood cultural centre around sound and image for Lubunga communities.
CurryStone Design Prize was founded in 2008 by Clifford Curry and Delight Stone to recognize designers who address urgent social issues. It was established with the belief that design can be a critical force to create positive social transformations and empower local communities.
Prize Director: Emiliano Gandolfi, architect and curator, co-founder of Cohabitation Strategies, Rotterdam.
Jury: Suad Amiry, Clifford Curry, Gary Feuerstein, Louisa Silva, Delight Stone, John Thackara, Antonio Scarponi.
A warm thank you to Peter Sellars for his unfailing support, Delight Stone, Cliff Curry and Emiliano Gandolfi for the trust placed in us, jury's members, Donna Read, Gaël Teicher, Jan Goossens, Bärbel Müller, Stéfanie Theuretzbacher and members of Applied Foreign Affairs, the Studios Kabako team as well as associated artists.