2019 Winner and 

Shortlisted Artists

  

The 2019 edition received over 300 submissions from 55 different countries.

The Jury shortlisted 8 entries that best reflected the theme When Worlds Collide. The winner was announced at the Opening Night of the exhibition at London Business School. 

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WINNER

BORAKA. GASOLINE TRAFFICKERS

ANTONIO ARAGÓN RENUNCIO

Shortlisted Artists

Thousands of illegal gasoline smugglers cross the border between Benin and Togo every day. This is often permitted by the law enforcement agencies of both countries after payment of a pre-set bribe. Local inhabitants on the Benin border depend almost exclusively on "what comes from the sea" and the trade of contraband fuel has now become the second largest economic activity in the area after the motorcycle taxi. 

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One-third of the city of Altamira, Brazil has been permanently flooded by the nearby Belo Monte Dam and has displaced over 20,000 people. Life along the XIngu is no longer what it once was, large swaths of forest have suffocated under the rising waters, and riverine people who have lived their lives along the riverbank for generations have been displaced to urban dwellings. 

WHERE THE RIVER RUNS THROUGH

AARON VINCENT ELKAIM

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In Asia, some hyper-connected young people earn money by making lonely fans believe in a potential friendship or love. Every day, livestreamers dance, chat, sing, and even eat for many hours in front of their webcam. On the other side of the screen, thousands of anonymous fans try to combat their profound loneliness by giving special gifts to their idols in the form of virtual stickers.

LIVESTREAMERS: CONNECTED WORLD FOR DISCONNECTED PEOPLE

JEROME GENCE

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Spain is the only European country that maintains a network of footpaths that exceed 125,000 km. Until the early nineteenth century, 5 million herds of cattle roamed these corridors of biodiversity. Today transhumance in Spain is threatened by several factors, including the scarcity of public aid and the difficulty for the older generation of shepherds to be replaced. 

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SUSANA GIRÓN

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We are disappearing, ceasing to exist,
perishing. We cannot imagine our lives without blue screens. We are bombarded with news, updates and statuses. We have thousands of friends and yet we are alone. We are semi-transparent, lost in the blue light of useless information and a fake feeling of belonging. Disconnecting Connection illustrates how technology causes us to disconnect from reality. 

DISCONNECTING CONNECTION

AL LAPKOVSKY

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Batteries are catalysts of massive changes in our time, both industrial and social. The boom of battery-driven cars, phones and robots are causing the market for its core component lithium to soar, creating a modern-day gold rush with geostrategic consequences. This is the story of how lithium is changing societies and just possibly might have a role in saving our planet. But at
a high cost

LITHIUM: THE DRIVING FORCE OF THE 21ST CENTURY

MATJAŽ KRIVIC

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ROOFTOP addresses what some contemporary urban pioneers are doing to mitigate the consequences of non-renewable energy consumption by countering heat island effect, improving storm water control, and reducing our carbon footprint. It is a representation of
the hypothesis that humans are bonded in some way together with nature and all living things. 

ROOFTOP

BRAD TEMKIN

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Mexican wrestling is a big part of the popular culture in México. The professional wrestlers are venerated while they are active fighters but, in the majority of cases, they have to retire because of age or injuries. Once they are retired, there is no institution or federation that will take care of them or their injuries. In some cases, they have a parallel profession that they continue once retired. 

THE FIGHT OUTSIDE THE RING

SEILA MONTES GONZALEZ 

London Business School

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