Since its establishment in 2008, the Curry Stone Design Prize has recognized practices and projects that use design to address social justice issues, making one unrestricted grant of $100,000 each year. But in 2017, the organization will celebrate its 10th anniversary by honoring 100 firms and practitioners, collectively dubbed the Social Design Circle, with stipends of $1,500 each. Small groups of the winners will be revealed month by month, starting in January with Teddy Cruz and Fonna Forman, Mark Lakeman, Arquitectura Expandida, Santiago Cirugeda, Pico Colectivo, and Ctrl+Z by Gianluca Stasi.
Special-projects director Eric Cesal and prize director Emiliano Gandolfi will speak with the honorees on a new weekly podcast, launching January 5, called Social Design Insights. Cesal chatted with RECORD about the year ahead.