We are thrilled to announce that Ludovica Galleani has been awarded the Master Design Förderpreis at ZHdK.
The prize recognises Ludovica’s outstanding diploma project and her relentless dedication. In her work "Syntia_CAM. (Re-)Imagining Sex Work through Digital Storytelling”, Ludovica merges technology with art and participatory design in a digital commentary on sex workers’ evolving relationship with digital media and its impact on their daily lives. The project aims to challenge traditional notions of representation, blurring the boundaries between reality and fiction.
The jury noted: “the work takes a bold and exciting approach to de-stigmatizing sex work, highlighting connections between cyber-feminism and the history of cam girls. The generosity of the research and the complexity of the approach throughout the process particularly distinguish this diploma project."
Ludovica Galleani d’Agliano (she/her) is a italo-swiss multidisciplinary designer and artist, currently researching in the field of interaction design, post-cyberfeminism and sex work. Ludovica's work is particularly focused on exploring the intersection of new technologies and their influence on identity creation. She is fascinated by the ways in which technology is changing the perception of our identity, questioning the underlying assumptions and power structures that are embedded in the digital structures. Her designs are often provocative and subversive, challenging our preconceived notions of gender identity through technology.
Ludovica holds a bachelor in design and visual communication at the Polytechnic University of Turin where she graduated “cum laude” in 2020 with her research “Creactivism”. She has recently completed the master’s degree in Interaction design at Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK) and was awarded with the “excellence scholarship design” in 2022. During her studies at IAD, she participated to several transcultural projects, among them “hacking global pop icons” in 2021, curating the final online exhibition and she took part in the semester program “Transcultural Collaborations'' where she had the chance to go to Singapore and Yogyakarta to collaborate with students and art practitioners from Asia and Europe.