Prize: Award or honor granted for a specific work
Winners of the Nabi Digital Storytelling Competition of Intangible Heritage, organized by Art Center Nabi under the official endorsement of UNESCO, have been announced at the 21st General Assembly of ICOM (International Council of Museums) in Seoul, Republic of Korea.
The main prize goes to Lily Díaz-Kommonen (Finland) and her project ‘Voice for the Map of Mexico 1550, Chronicles, Legends, and Oral Tradition from the City’ on which occasion she will receive 5000 US dollars of prize money.
The prize-winning project, proposing to document the oral traditions and legends of various locations within the documentary heritage “Map of Mexico” with recorded narratives, was especially recognized for its aim to capture the spirit of Mexican history and culture through the voices of living communities with a strong sense of social connectivity and public interactivity. To be realized as a net-based work accessible on the web and also as an interactive installation displayed in public space, its focus on tying intangible heritage with digital creativity and local urban environment truly demonstrated the nature of the competition, which is to explore innovative forms of expression and interpretation of intangible heritage through digital technology.
The announcement took place on 6 October 2004 at the main conference hall of ICOM 2004 session “Digital Heritage and Future Museums”, in the presence of the Director of Nabi Center, Ms Soh-Yeong Roh, Director of Culture Sector of KNCU (Korean National Commission of UNESCO), Mr Kwon Huh, President of AVICOM (International Museum Committee for Audiovisual and New Technology), Ms Marie-Françoise Delval, and UNESCO representative, Ms Isabelle Vinson.