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Dr. Emilia Yang Wins SIMA 2023 Awards

SIMA 2023 Award Winners

AMA Constructing Memory — Interactive Art Book, a project by Stamps Assistant Professor Dr. Emilia Yang, was selected as the Immersive Impact Award Winner, Creative Advocacy Jury Prize Winner, and Journalistic Achievement Jury Prize Winner in XR (EXTENDED REALITY + INTERACTIVE) category in the 11th Annual International Social Impact Media Awards (SIMA 2023).

Yang’s Interactive Art Book is one of 31 projects selected, along with projects representing the Philippines, China, Korea, Canada, United States, Russia, Germany, Lebanon, Australia, Bosnia, Spain, South Africa, Mozambique, Democratic Republic of Congo, Georgia, and the only one to represent a story, through one hundred stories, from Latin America. SIMA 2023 winners capture a revolution born of radical solidarity and community.

To meet some of the visionaries behind the global fight for equality and social justice, and to witness the pressing issues they represent first-hand, look no further than the official winners of the 11th Annual International Social Impact Media Awards (SIMA 2023).”

SIMA 2023 Winners are now eligible for entry into SIMA’s global community screening series and online education platform, SIMA Academy, which reaches over 86,500 students around the globe.

About the Project

In 2021, AMA y No Olvida, Museum of Memory against Impunity published AMA Constructing Memory ‑Interactive Art Book-. The book collects around 100 stories of victims murdered by the Nicaraguan régime, told through the voices of their families. It also includes an Augmented Reality component that through the reading of QR codes on mobile devices, allows access to the testimonies of families on video, maps about the events and virtual altars that hold memory objects of the victims in 3D. Users are able to see the books, trophies, study materials and resistance of the victims that portray their interests, dreams and ties with their communities. 

AMA Constructing Memory ‑Interactive Art Book- is part of a transmedia experience and has been presented in different exhibitions, art centers, urban interventions and human rights events in Central America, the United States, Spain and Germany as a way to keep the memory of the victims alive and continue demanding justice for their murders. The book was also recently recognized as the winner of the Social Design category of the 365: AIGA Year in Design contest, organized by the New York based American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA).