Gifted Citizen Prize (2016) la Ciudad de las Ideas, Puebla MX.
Highly Commended : Sarah Jane Pell.
An international prize of $100K that supports social entrepreneurship projects of great significance.
See Pitch by Dr Sarah Jane Pell at 47:80 mins. Bending Horizons is designed to “change the game” rather than “play the game”.
Dear Judges, Bending Horizons is a Mission: an adapted business model to disrupt space exploration roadmaps. The metrics for success are driven by mission achievement. The purpose of the model is to execute a range of inter-related investigative, validation and review processes to spark a paradigmatic shift in artist access to space for the greater good and the future of humanity. The priority is to set precedence for arts-led research in-situ in space, and initiate opportunities for artist access to prerequisite spaceflight analogue and simulation training to challenge long-held views about the kinds of architecture that can be innovated upon... There is an established community of practice-based researchers working at the intersections of space and society, sci-art and dance-tech and related interdisciplinary practices. There are also organisations providing critical support and advocacy for artists in space. There are multiple layers of direct audience/customers and indirect beneficiaries in the intersecting space and culture ecosystems... Bending Horizons is designed to “change the game” rather than “play the game”. There is no other artist involved in high-risk operational underwater or human spaceflight domains. Resulting expeditions, exhibitions, performances, publications, and media engagements will ultimately reflect the courage of daring partners. The impact will be evidenced through generated economic and social values including scope for new vision, differentiation, disruption, intangible values and community values... Thank you for the opportunity to compete for the Gifted Citizen Prize 2016.
Gifted Citizen Prize & Pitch@Palace, la Ciudad de las Ideas, Auditorio Metropolitano, Puebla MX. 16-19 Nov 2016
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