More than 150 guests came to the Cologne Museum of Applied Arts (MAKK) on 14th November to attend the #iphi2019 awards ceremony. City officials, renowned designers and academics, as well as students from several Cologne-based universities were thrilled about the diversity, depth and quality of the award-winning works.
#iphi2019 Winners: International and Diverse
This year’s iphi winners come from Amsterdam, Beirut and San Francisco – three iphi2019 winners, three continents, but one overarching theme: their work represents smart design, free from (or against) stereotypes and it’s for this that they are being recognized. With the 2019 iphiGenia Gender Design Awards, the iGDN as the organizer of the prize has shown the significance of integrating gender issues in design.
The winners’ work and the
effect this kind of work has on consumers, clients and students has shown us
that gender issues have to be classified at the same level as human rights and
that, with design, we can do a lot to move things forward.