Could an Award like AWDA help promote change? In an ideal world you wouldn’t need to make dedicated prizes for women; but since this is not the case, it is only right to create safe places even when it comes to awards. We might think that each one of us, as powerless individuals, can’t change anything about reality. But changes, and especially the socio-cultural ones, always start with an individual.
Vera Gheno, sociologist and researcher
The University of Florence
I believe it is very important to create opportunities where we can come into contact with women’s work, build networks, where we support and promote each other. We don’t do this done enough, perhaps for a strange female competition, which is one of the greatest errors of patriarchy, the fruit of an antiquated society. The AWDA project is extraordinary because it talks about women making other women’s work known.
Maria Luisa Frisa, critic and director of the Fashion Design and Multimedia Arts course
IUAV University of Venice
Rewards just like female quotas are essential tools, because in such a slow process in the making -like the achievement of gender equality in the work place -we can introduce elements of acceleration to make it faster: if we agree on the purpose and we trust the process, why shouldn’t we try to speed it up?Awards are good accelerators just like quotas: they are a starting point, and even if they are considered almost arbitrary by many people, they still allow the violation of the stereotype.
Marcella Corsi, economist and lecturer
Sapienza University of Rome
AWDA for RIGHTS! is the new special mention introduced with the fifth edition of the Award. This will be awarded to the graphic project that, among all the participants, will stand out for having addressed one of the social issues of women’s rights and work and more generally gender inequalities in all areas.
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