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AIT-Scholarship of the Sto Foundation "Interior Scholarship"

Germany Architecture News - Apr 11, 2022 - 15:23   806 views

AIT-Scholarship of the Sto Foundation

AIT-Scholarship of the Sto Foundation has announced "Interior Scholarship“ for 2022/2023 for 12th time.

In 2022/2023 talented Interior Design students will once again receive a monthly grant of up to 1,000 Euros for a period of one year (total subsidy: 24,000 Euros) to support their academic education. 

This Europe-wide initiative has been made possible by the financial support of the Sto Foundation.

Interior Design studies or comparable degree courses require plenty of time and cause considerable costs. Often it is hardly possible for the students to earn the required money parallel to their studies and consequently, they are rarely able to dedicate their undivided attention and energy to their education. Here, the scholarship wants to create scope and relieve the students economically.

It is an important task of the Sto Foundation to use financial means as an investment in the education and training of the young generation and thus in the future of our society. The Foundation together with the trade journal AIT wants to support the great talent and exemplary commitment of the students to promote the development of renowned interior designers with a great interest in experimentation and secure the progress and variety of interior design.

AIT-Scholarship of the Sto Foundation

A jury decides upon the awarding of the scholarships. This year, the jury consists of:

Kristina Bacht, Curator AIT-ArchitekturSalons, Publishing Director, DE-Hamburg 

Thomas Huth, Parat, DE-Hamburg

Prof. Sabine Keggenhoff, KEGGENHOFF | Partner, DE-Arnsberg-Neheim

Eva Margueree, Studio Besau-Marguerre, DE-Hamburg

Prof. Ralf Pasel, Pasel Künzel Architects, Representative of Sto Foundation and CODE Construction + Design, Technische Universität Berlin, DE-Berlin

Prof. Hartmut Raiser, RAISERLOPES Architekten + Innenarchitekten, DE-Stuttgart, Hochschule Darmstadt

All students of Interior Architecture and comparable degree courses (Interior Design, Spatial Design etc.) enrolled at a European university and at least at the end of their second year are authorized to apply for the Interior Scholarship 2022/2023. Applicants must be enrolled at a European University for architecture minimum until July 2023 to participate for funding.

The number of scholars to be supported depends on the number and quality of the submissions and is under the responsibility of the jury.

In the case of two scholars, the monthly grant will be EUR 1,000. In the case of three scholars, the monthly grant will be EUR 670. In the case of four scholars, the monthly grant will be EUR 500. In addition, all applicants receive the monthly issue of the AIT magazine free of charge for one year.

AIT-Scholarship of the Sto Foundation

Impromptu task:

In addition to the submission of design work from the studies, the following impromptu task is to be worked on this year:

Atmospheric Spaces

“Darkness and intermediate forms such as fog, haze and twilight often have a mystical and mysterious character. They are both protective and unsettling in nature. Phenomenology, poetry and magic are indicators of their extraordinary presence. They have a narrative, associative and transcendent effect. Interacting with the geometry of spaces, the perception of space in the dark oscillates between materiality and immateriality, boundaries and openings, proximity and expanse. They are quiet and introverted and contrary to the common architectural striving for light-flooded spaces.

The aesthetics of darkness and its qualities have increasingly receded into the background. One could almost speak of a loss of dark spaces. In future, the dark space may once again take on a more important role in socio-cultural development.

Compared to light, darkness seems like a mass that has to be approached differently in terms of spatial choreography and design in order to stage its qualities. This is challenging and fascinating at the same time. The task is to search for extraordinary, high-quality “dark” spaces staged by composed light incidences in new contexts and to also manifest them in everyday situations.”

Your independent, personal idea should be illustrated in the form of individually selected presentation techniques that support the concept, such as visualisations, model photos, collages, drawings, sketches or film sequences. These are to be supplemented with text.

Up to four scholars will, besides the financial support, be given the chance to present themselves by staging their own exhibition on a special area at the AIT-ArchitekturSalon or a worldwide known trade fair. All applicants also receive the AIT magazine free of charge for one year.

Applications will be accepted by 17 June 2022.

The jury session takes place in Hamburg on 5 July 2022. The Scholarship will run from August 2022 until July 2023.

For detailed information as well as the application form please follow this link or contact directly [email protected]

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