RUFA’s here! And there are also the two elements that accompanied the Academy’s development: research and talent. The RUFA Contest is the maximum declination of these two aspects, to be combined and mixed to create a project that eludes the banal, capable of supporting the kaleidoscopic forms of the intellect. A mission that the health emergency from Covid-19 has only delayed by a few weeks.
Last May the 54 projects admitted to the selection for the final were announced: Riccardo Abate (Humanity), Maria Ahmed (Consonanza // Grado zero dell’esistenza), Claudia Auricchio – Valerio Mecozzi (Living stone), Debora Barile (N.O.W.), Sonia Bouslama (OHH MY TEAR), Emma Brunelli (HÝBRIS), Gianmatteo Buttiglione – Mirko Pelliccia (H(earth)Z), Valeria Cappabianca (Panacea), Laura Capriglia (TREEBUTE), Martina Carbone (Common denominator), Maria Cavinato (At all times of time), Nicolò Chioccia (eukaryota), Sabrina Coppola (Lifetime), Caterina Crescini (The eternal return of forms), Fabrizio Crollari (Delebĭlis), Elisa De Giovanni (Attimo eterno), Javier Soler De Mendoza (Compost), Giulia Di Franco (Cuma), Daniele Falchi (Life finds a way), Pietro Falcone (saudade), Edoardo Filippone – Carmine De Vita (Komorebi), Tijana Gavric (MOTHER, FORGIVE ME! ), Alessio Gennaro (The Light side of the Earth), Maria Elisabetta Gentile (Mihrab), Sofia Giacinti (trace of pure souls), Martina Giuliani (Nature lays bare), Giuseppe Giusi Alfredo (MOON), Alessio Hong (Mommy Earth), Simone Liberati (Father Earth), Amedeo Longo – Silvia Bottero (“one day (again)”), Davide Luccini (Falso), Marco Luzzi (HOME, Borderline relationship), Lorenzo Mancini – Lorenzo Foresta – Marchese Fabio (Focus), Sofia Martini (TREES’ DEATH FOR NATURE’S BREATH), Lidia Matarazzo (Naturae matrix), Giovanni Benedetto Matteucci (Judith), Bogdan Melinte (Geoscapes), Davide Miceli (Ultima forma), Yeodit Pace (Metamorphosis – Looking with other eyes), Chiara Dina Palmitessa (Homo Orbis), Francesco Saverio Pasquarelli (Wildfire), Mariagrazia Pellegrini (And I can forget you Mother), Elisa Pelliccioni (IN EARTH WE TRUST), Francesco Piccolo (VII), Elisa Quadrini – Maria Gavrilova (Natural balance: it depends on you), Antonio Reda (DROP the DROP), Gianluca Ricco (Monstrum), Giulia Gaia Rossi (Eleven Years), Anija Salvato – Lorenzo Morelli (BEE-MEE), Sofia Sotto Corona (Bits of sky are the only certainty against these uncertain times), Simone Tecchia (CAGE), Xiang Wang Yu (“Fe + H2O2 → H2Fe + O2”), Annalisa Welzhofer (Grounding), Michal Zemel – Giorgia Pelagalli (Overcast traces). Among them will proceed to a further skimming that will determine the 25 ideas that will compete for the victory.
The internal Commission, chaired by the director Fabio Mongelli, has indicated the deadline for sending the electronic documentation of the selected projects on October 27th. All the concepts will be uploaded on a platform, so as to be evaluated by the experts who will have to give their opinion on the originality, the incisiveness of the message, the consistency with the requests of the brief and the realization of the project.
The students are called to discuss the theme “Oh, my Earth!”, as suggested by RUFA Contest artistic director Emanuele Cappelli. The aim is to continue the journey towards the vision of the RUFA Contest which, in recent years, has made it possible to listen to the input of contemporary masters: Stefan Sagmeister in 2015, Karim Rashid in 2016, Francis Kéré in 2017, Shirin Neshat in 2018 and David LaChapelle in 2019.
For the winner among the winners, a prize of 2,500.00 euros and a return air ticket to spend a training period at the studio of the international guest who assumes the role of jury president of the final event.