18 posters were submitted for the Routledge Prize and were exhibited at the ISOCARP-OAPA Conference in Portland. The posters were relevant to the theme of the Conference. They are very individual in their style and approach.
The Jury consisted of the following ISOCARP Members:
. Benjamin Scheerbarth (jury chair), Germany
. Zeynep Enlil, Turkey
. Dorota Kamrowska-Zaluska, Poland
. Hardwin de Wever, Belgium.
The jury members looked at the following criteria:
- the quality of the technical content
- the poster as a medium of communication
- graphical quality.
The first prize went to:
Rumeysa Ceylan, Turkey, for her poster Dawn of Change
Jury: The discourse around the theme of smart cities is often abstract and technical. Individuals may wonder how to contribute to the ongoing transformation personally. Rumeysa’s work spoke to the individual and offered a way to engage. Her poster, as a medium of communication, effectively draws attention from afar and offers further engagement up close. Well done!
The second prize winner was:
Ryan Fester, South Africa, for his poster The Exclusive City
Jury: Although addressing the South African context specifically, Ryan’s poster spoke to the universal theme of societal segregation. The strength lies in the restraint, in the careful curation of a handful of contributing mechanisms. Coupled with a provocative title and a catchy design, the poster is a worthy runner-up!