This issue of PAD presents the results of the second edition of the Mediterranean Design prize. The winning and mentioned projects in the various categories are commented by texts written by the authors themselves.
The exhibition of projects and the related conference was organized in 2009 in Istanbul for the first prize edition; this year it was held in Barcelona thanks to the efforts of Anna Calvera, historian and theorist of design as well as jury member of the contest, and Marinella Ferrara, researcher of Politecnico di Milano and coordinator of the Mediterranean Design Contest.
I found interesting that one of Anna Calvera’s articles opens this issue of PAD. With her, Tevfik Balcıoğlu, Dean of the Faculty of Fine Arts and Design in Izmir, Turkey, and also a member of the jury, and Marinella Ferrara, in Barcelona, we have discussed and agreed to submit the results of the third contest, which will be promoted in a few months, in Izmir.
I only add that PAD was inserted in the selection of Design Index that the Permanent Observatory of ADI, Industrial Design Association forms annualy, reporting the best product and design researches. This acknowledgment and appreciation received in recent years, lead us to believe that the time is ripe to rethink and re-launch PAD not only as a magazine but as a shared platform. And we are working on this project.