STARTS Prize for Social Good Jury Committee

STARTS Prize for Social Good: applications’ deadline on April 7 2021

There is still two weeks to apply for the award! The deadline for submitting your proposal is April 7, 2021 at 12:00 am CET. Before attending we advise you to consult the regulations and FAQ, if there are any doubts you can always contact us at .

Important: for the application to be submitted successfully, it is essential to fill in all the required fields, also attaching photo and video material (we remind you to upload copies of your media files and not the originals). When the form is complete, you will see the green button “Submit” appear on your screen at the top right.

Introducing the Jury Committee

Once again we are honoured to be able to collaborate with international professionals, whose expertise will be essential to identify the best among the projects presented. Here are the members of the jury:

Ghislaine Boddington

Creative Director – body>data>space collective / Reader in Digital Immersion, University of Greenwich

With a background in body technologies and performance Ghislaine is leading expert in virtual physical blending and has, across 30 years, shared her future thinking into academia, business, creative industries and culture sectors worldwide. Awarded the IX Immersion Experience Visionary Pioneer Award 2017, Ghislaine keynotes internationally and co-presents bi-weekly for BBC World Service Digital Planet. She supports women and girls initiatives in technology as a Trustee for the Stemettes and Spokesperson for Deutsche Bank Women Entrepreneurs in Social Tech initiative.

Prof. Vittorio Loreto, PhD

Director Sony Science Computer Labs, Paris

His research activity is focused on complexity science and its interdisciplinary applications. Along the past years, Vittorio Loreto has been active in several fields from granular media, to complexity and information theory, from social dynamics to sustainability. His very recent KREYON project ( concerned “Unfolding the dynamics of creativity, novelties and innovation”, with the aim of understanding and modelling how the “new” enters our lives in its multiform instantiations: personal novelties or global innovation.

Maria Grazia Mattei

Founder and President MEET, Digital Culture Center

A journalist, an art critic and a curator, Maria Grazia Mattei has been investigating digital culture since 1982. In 2018, Mattei founded MEET, the Italian center for digital culture with the support of Fondazione Cariplo. MEET designs and promotes onlife meetings, exhibitions, workshops and digital performances with a humanistic perspective on creative technology and emerging digital trends. 

Samuele Piazza

Visual Arts Curator, OGR Torino 

At OGR he curated solo shows by Mike Nelson and Monica Bonvicini, and “Dancing is what we make of falling”. 2015 Helena Rubinstein Curatorial Fellow at the Whitney ISP, he holds an MA in Aesthetics and Art Theory from the CRMEP, Kingston University, London and an MA in Visual Arts from Iuav University, Venice

Bartolomeo Pietromarchi

Director MAXXI Arte, Roma

Curator and art critic, since 2016 he is the director of the MAXXI Art at the National Museum of Arts of the XXI century, Rome. From 2011 to 2013 he directed the MACRO, Museum of Contemporary Art in Rome, and from 1998 he was responsible for the contemporary art program of the Fondazione Adriano Olivetti of which he will then be director until 2007. In 2013, he curated the Italian Pavilion on the occasion of the 55th International Art Exhibition of the Venice Biennale.

Karla Spiluttini

Cultural Producer, Media Artist and Researcher

Her artistic and scientific interests lie in diffuse and narrative spaces, emerging technologies and the phenomenology of Maker Cultures. She has worked at the V2_ institute for the unstable media in Rotterdam, at various Austrian universities and currently for the Ars Electronica Festival as producer of European Projects.

José Luis de Vicente

Curator and Cultural Researcher 

Curator of  Sónar +D, the congress of digital culture and technologies of the Sónar Festival of Barcelona, and cultural researcher, focussing on the current and future impact of social and technological innovation through artifacts, objects, and narratives that explore emerging social and political scenarios. His projects are strongly anti disciplinarian, creating contexts of collaboration and dialogue between artists, designers, architects, technologists, scientists, activists, and communities.


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