These are the three BAD Award 2022 winners!

These are the three BAD Award 2022 winners!

A ‘filthy’, inclusive anatomy book by Kuang-Yi Ku and Henry de Vries (AmsUMC/GGD), a new intuitive way of sensing and communicating with the world by Marlot Meyer and Marcel de Jeu & Jos van der Geest (Erasmus MC), and the resurrection of the mythical Zeeland goddess Nehalennia who can help us live with mud and flood instead of fighting it by design studio Nonhuman Nonsense and Marte Stoorvogel (NIOZ).

These are the winning projects proposed by three collaborating teams of artists/designers and scientists of the eleventh international Bio Art & Design (BAD) Award, which were selected this week in Eindhoven. They each receive €25.000 to develop their proposal and create an installation that will be exhibited at the end of this year at MU Hybrid Art House.

Hacking Heuristics
Marlot Meyer and Marcel de Jeu & Jos van der Geest (Erasmus MC)
Hacking Heuristics will, in collaboration with an intelligent machine, research, learn, and ultimately create an experience of a ‘new’ form of embodied language which explores a more intuitive, non-anthropocentric way of sensing and communicating with the world.

Filthy Anatomy
Kuang-Yi Ku and Henry de Vries (Amsterdam UMC/GGD)
Filthy Anatomy aims to challenge medical patriarchy and heteronormativity of anatomical education by expanding these to include speculative queer anatomies, and to unfold the anatomical interpretation of sexual minorities. Moreover, it explores the symbiosis between humans and microorganisms, resulting in ambiguous body borders.

Mud & Flood: The Return of Nehalennia
Design studio Nonhuman Nonsense and Marte Stoorvogel (NIOZ)
The project proposes a resurrection of the ancient Zeeland goddess of Nehalennia, reborn as a contemporary goddess of the mud and the flood, who can help us remove the hard boundaries between water and land, based on the science of NIOZ.

Read all about the projects, jury statements and new consortium in the press release.