Following a selection process by judges from Central Saint Martins, Paris College of Art and the project sponsor Eurostar, the following work has been selected as this year’s winners:
For CSM: Chloe Jiang for her wearable hamster habitat jewelry piece
For PCA: Katla Karlsdottir for her mixed media installation piece exploring contrasting cultures
In recognition of the exceptional talent involved in this year’s competition the judges selected four highly commended entries:
Faith Sugden, Central Saint Martins
Sam Griffiths, Central Saint Martins
Harry Lee, Paris College of Art
Sadrack Ondigui, Paris College of Art
It was a privilege to be asked to judge this competition as the range and quality of the work is truly outstanding. All of the entries showed great imagination and originality as they interpreted the concept of inhabitation from many different perspectives. -Mary Walsh, Director of Corporate Communications, Eurostar
The project is in its second year now and I continue to be impressed by the dedication and imagination of the students. This year, the project has grown in stature and the quality of entries has also reflected the ambition of the students in each institution. -Chris Roberts, Programme Director, Foundation Diploma in Art and Design, Central Saint Martins
This project provides an unprecedented opportunity for young artists and designers to collaborate internationally. The work produced is increasingly imaginative and ambitious with students pushing their ideas and practices.
-Nichol Keene, External Liaison Coordinator, Foundation Programme, Central Saint Martins
We are in the second year of this partnership and I think we are now realizing even more potential for our collaboration. The support of Eurostar and the seamless connection it provides between London and Paris is an incredible asset. The students on the Foundation course at both CSM and PCA don’t stop surprising us with the originality and ambition of their ideas. Opportunities and friendships have been made as a result of taking part in this project that are inspiring us to take it even further next year! -Chloé Briggs, Chair of Foundation, Paris College of Art
A selection of work submitted will be exhibited in both cities. The first exhibition will be at Central Saint Martins, opening on Wednesday March 9, where the winners will be presented with their prize. Then the exhibition will travel to Paris opening at Paris College of Art on Wednesday April 13. Images of work by the two winners will also be displayed in the Eurostar Business Lounge in St Pancras station in April 2016.