ARTIFICIAL REALITY | 10th International Student Poster Competition, Skopje 2017

PLAKART in partnership with Museum of City of Skopje announce the competition of 10. International Student Poster Competition, Skopje 2017. The project is carried out with support by Ministry of Culture of Republic of Macedonia, AUG Design from Czech Republic and several external associates and design projects from Poland, Czech Republic, Turkey, Serbia, Germany, USA, Russia.

Is Artificial Intelligence our Reality? Artificial Reality.

Artificial Intelligence (as stated in the Encyclopedia Britannica) is the ability of a digital computer or computer-controlled robot to perform tasks commonly associated with intelligent beings. The term is frequently applied to the project of developing systems endowed with the intellectual processes characteristic of humans, such as the ability to reason, discover meaning, generalize, or learn from past.

Technology is ruling our lives, killing our imagination. We experience difficulty in enjoying human, spiritual pleasures as conversation, art… This state of absorbency with technology is supposed to get more serious not only in terms of influence to our personal future but also the business environment.

Major worldwide media are recently informing us about the new challenges regarding the increasing role of the computer-controlled robots which has influence on the global map of employment and is re-shaping the human labor market structure.

This issue has become important topic for the business elites, political leaders in the past year… Davos World Economic Forum has chosen Artificial Intelligence to be one of the leading topics at this year Summit.

“To say that globalization is bad because it destroys jobs is a very short cut for something that needs far more analytical work and understanding,” IMF chief Christine Lagarde said.

Producing more inclusive development is one of the main global concerns. International Monetary Fund is consequently alarming that wealth redistribution is a global issue. Two alternatives are presented: Artificial Intelligence in favor to eradicate poverty and strengthen the middle class or creating a favorable environment for the wealthiest to become even richer.

In regional context jobs are outsourced and manufacturing being relocated, employment is decreasing as a result of digital computer or computer-controlled robots replacing human labor.

Open call for submissions

All students on BA, MA and PhD studies of fine arts, design, visual arts, are invited to enter the 10th International Student Poster Competition until 30 October, 2017 (CET 00:00 hours).

This year the Council of International Student Poster Competition decided to put accent on the issue of the Artificial Intelligence. Students are invited to do their creative work, make buzz and create messages that will inspire many, to engage maybe few but to contribute to raising the awareness of general public, but mainly to policy-makers and business heavyweights.

Read Details and SUBMIT your posters

Deadline: 30 October, 2017 (CET 00:00)
Exhibition opening: 17 November, 2017
Museum of City of Skopje
Skopje, Republic of Macedonia

Design by: Michel Bouvet


Maria Papaefstathiou

VISUAL DESIGNER since 1996 and blogger since 2010. Living in Athens, Greece. She has been focusing her research on poster design and particularly on social poster design and portrait design. Her main poster project is a series of posters celebrating great personalities of traditional and popular culture in Greece and Jamaica. These include actors, singers, musicians, poets etc. This is an ongoing project. “I believe that design is a powerful tool that we designers can use to spark enthusiasm, change mindsets and bring positive actions to our world and our culture”. FOUNDER AND EDITOR OF GRAPHICART-NEWS.COM BLOG. She carefully curates high-quality designs, illustrations, and art, from all over the world that will teach and provoke other designers. Many consider her blog to be an exceptional educational tool. CO-FOUNDER OF THE INTERNATIONAL REGGAE POSTER CONTEST which was launched on December 2011, partnering, the creative activist Michael Thompson aka Freestylee. (