Students from Landau Forte College in Derby and Ravensbourne in SE London take part in the 2014 UK ArtScience Prize; creating innovative products and campaigns inspired by the science theme of Energy of the Future.
The ArtScience Prize, pioneered by Harvard Professor David Edwards, supports innovative learning through art and design experiments at the frontiers of science. The aim is to build confidence, ambition and hope in young people around the world based on their imaginations and passion.
Led in the UK by Ignite! the creative learning agency, in partnership with the Derby Silk Mill, Landau Forte College Derby, and Ravensbourne, London, the ArtScience Prize is an international network of centres. In the UK, the introduction of the ArtScience Prize has been supported by The Walt Disney Company as part of its global Citizenship programme.
At Ravensbourne the programme has run in-college as part of the Further Education class final major project, with students aged between 16 – 18 years taking part.
In Derby, Ignite! has partnered with the industrial museum and innovation centre, the Derby Silk Mill, to deliver the UK ArtScience Prize as an in-school model for 30 year 9 students aged between 13 – 14. This cohort was selected from over 150 applicants after an initial presentation and workshop at Landau Forte College Derby.
At the end of the programme, students present their ideas to an external panel of judges. Two teams, one from each college, are selected by the panel to travel to Paris over the summer for the annual Idea Translation Workshop at ArtScience Centre Le Laboratoire, where they are joined by winning groups from ArtScience Prize sites around the world.