The jury of the fourteenth International Design Contest Trieste Contemporanea BASICS composed of Giuliana Carbi Jesurun, Barbara Fabro, Emanuela Marassi, Roberto Paci Dalò, Paolo Tassinari and Janka Vukmir met on 10 March 2022 and decided on the GILLO DORFLES AWARD for the best project to Renata Dezso (Hungary) – project “Co-ability”.

The date of the online publication of the catalogue and the date of the award ceremony will be communicated.

the fourteenth international design contest trieste contemporanea

Trieste Contemporanea is a hub of proposals and information on contemporary art. Since more than twenty years we’ve promoted “Dialogues with the Art of Central Eastern Europe”, and in the perfect Italian city where to do it: Trieste.

The competition has been open to all designers born in CEI member states (Albania, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Italy, Moldova, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Serbia, Slovenia and Ukraine) in compliance with its purposes. The 2021 edition of the contest has been extended to designers born in Austria, Estonia, Germany, Kosovo*, Latvia, Lithuania and Turkey as well. Any groups competing should consist exclusively of members born in the countries listed above. Any groups wishing to participate should fill out the application form with the name of the group leader and list the names, countries and dates of birth of the other group members. (*This designation is without prejudice to positions on status, and is in line with UNSCR 1244 and the ICJ Opinion on the Kosovo declaration of independence).


Dezső Renáta doktori mestermunkája, co-Ability címmel elnyerte az International Design Contest Trieste Contemporanea fődíját, a GILLO DORFLES AWARD díjat.

A Trieste Contemporanea International Design Contest az a középeurópai régióban 18 országot összekötő CEI (Central European Initiative) kétévente rendezett design témájú nemzetközi elismertségű pályázat. Különösen megtisztelő, hogy idén először nyerte el magyar tervező a díjat.

Identifying how design helps to improve the experience of being human, and not necessarily the user experience of a disabled person in prosthesis design development highlights the constraints of seeing a prosthesis as a process instead of a product.

To investigate through personal values and situated concerns, the research settled on a case study of prosthesis development with a discursive and self-reflective process. It actively contributed to a better understanding of embodied thoughts on relationships.

With the methodological approach of the co-design framework, I point to the junctures where technology, bodies, and cultural theory intersect in a decentralised soft assembly in which disability, technology, and design act as equal partners in determining co-Abled formations.