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2013

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By LutaValentina

“HE/DE la guía a la ciudad amueblada” is the winner of the @Diversity Award

On 04, Nov 2013 | In News | By LutaValentina

Big news! “HE/DE la guía a la ciudad amueblada” (HE/DE the guide to the furnished city) by Luta Valentina Morciano is one of the winners of the 2013 edition of the @Diversity – European Idea Competition, an initiative funded by the European Union, under the “Spread Culture” category.
“HE/DE la guía a la ciudad amueblada” on the @Diversity – European Idea Competition website.

@Diversity is a European competition for innovative ideas, which recognise outstanding examples of ICT innovation to promote culture. Winners were announced this morning in Brussels during the European Culture Forum 2013, by Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth Commissioner Androulla Vassiliou, and by Martina Michels, Vice-Chair European Parliament’s Committee on Culture and Education. The Forum was opened by European Commission President José Manuel Barroso. This morning, the 12 @Diversity winners were recognized as fresh and outstanding examples of ICT (Information and Communication Technology) innovation to promote culture in four categories: Young Culture, Make Culture, Spread Culture, Access Culture.
 
“HE/DE la guía a la ciudad amueblada” won the award under the Spread Culture category. In order to avoid waste and in support of Spanish families and their needs, the guide encourages Spanish creativity in the challenging times that arose after the deep economic and social crisis that hit the country, challenging its users to create and spread culture out of something already existing: abandoned furniture in the streets. The guide also contributes to the elimination of oversized wastes from the streets of Spaniard cities.
 
What an honor! I’m so thankful to receive this award. In this occasion, I had also the opportunity to share my project with an international audience of more than 1200 culture practitioners and policymakers coming from all Europe.
 
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Luta Valentina Morciano at the European Culture Forum 2013, Brussels. Photo by Emanuele Sangalli – www.emanuelesangalli.com.

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