Created to recognize purpose and mission-driven projects that demonstrate “world-class talent, insight, leadership, and execution,” The Anthem Awards are in their first year. Out of their seven categories intended to spark global change, C&G Partners’ projects are finalists in three. Our finalists are People Not Property: Stories of Slavery in the Colonial North for Historic Hudson Valley in the Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion – Special Projects category; Dreams Wall and Memory Koi: A Set of Digital Experiences for Clinical Positive Distraction for the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in the Health – Innovation category; and Art Up Close, the Samuel H. Kress Foundation Website, in the Education, Art, & Culture – Service category.
The interactive documentary and website project People Not Property: Stories of Slavery in the Colonial North uses responsive design to drive engagement and encourage critical thinking while presenting the neglected narrative of enslaved individuals in the colonial North. The project features both reenactment short-form films based on scholarly research and historic site interpreters and infographic animations of important facts and figures.
Dreams Wall and Memory Koi: A Set of Digital Experiences for Clinical Positive Distraction is a two-part digital installation consisting of a welcome wall made of fiber optic wood and a virtual koi pond and sculpture. The Dreams Wall features images inspired by nature in motion that glow directly through the wall’s wood. The Memory Koi is an interactive virtual pond that allows for both passive viewing and interactions such as feeding the AI fish.
Art Up Close, the Samuel H. Kress Foundation Website, is an online resource that allows for the public close-up view of over 3,000 works of art from the Kress collection. Website users can zoom in so close on the paintings that they can see individual brushstrokes, paint textures, and the evidence of time. The website also features highly detailed search filters, an interactive timeline of the organization’s history, and grant programs the foundation offers.
A full list of finalists can be viewed on The Anthem Awards website.