Cultural Adaptations was one of eight projects shortlisted for the NICE Award.
The NICE Award aims to promote innovations from the cultural and creative industries, especially those that spill over into the wider economy and society. Under the leadership of the european centre for creative economy (ecce) the Award for Innovations in Culture and Creativity in Europe (NICE) was initiated in 2013 at the UNESCO World Heritage Zeche Zollverein in Essen in collaboration with 15 cities, universities and institutions from 10 nations. It is financed by the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Innovation, Digitalization and Energy of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia.
Cultural Adaptations was sshortlisted out of 55 applications from 19 countries that were submitted for the NICE Award 2019 which is focused on the theme of “Internationalisation for a Better World”. Varied projects from Spain, Finland, Netherlands, Lithuania and Sweden were shortlisted alongside three from the UK. Shortlisted projects include “3D Printing Sustainable Buildings” a research project which demonstrates the potentials of additive manufacturing technology and robotics in the production of sustainable low-cost buildings that can be built with 100% natural materials. International artists, musicians, technologists and theorists join forces to understand how blockchains might enable a critical, sustainable and empowered culture in “DAOWO (Decentralised Autonomous Organisation With Others)” another shortlisted project.
Catriona Patterson, Cultural Adaptations Project Manager and Ben Twist, Director of lead partners Creative Carbon Scotland presented Cultural Adaptations to the judges in Dortmund in February 2019. It was a great to see Cultural Adaptations gaining international recognition by being shortlisted at this early stage of the project. Three prizes totalling €20,000 were awarded to the projects: 3D Printing Sustainable Buildings by IAAC from Spain, The Fair Grounds by DROPSTUFF MEDIA from the Netherlands and DAOWO, by Furtherfield.