On Friday, October 23, the Princess of Asturias 2021 Awards will be handed out at the Campoamor Theater in Oviedo, following the 2020 arc where pandemic restrictions have forced a minor ceremony to be held at the Reconquista Hotel.
As reported by the Prince of Asturias Foundation, sanitary measures will be reinforced to avoid inconvenience. Theater capacity has been reduced to 60% and mask use will be mandatory.
A week of events and meetings with award winners, the concert is maintained in the hall – also at 60% capacity – and the award is handed over to the exemplary people of Asturias, despite the lack of traditional food.
Like every year, the “Spanish Nobel” highlights the work of artists, scientists, athletes, NGOs and other personalities. This is the full list of winners.
This is the third installment since the awards have been renamed “Princess of Asturias” to assume the throne of King Philip VI.
2021 Prince of Asturias Award for Concorde: Chef Jose Andres and his NGO World Central Kitchen
Not only has Spanish chef José Andrés become one of the world’s best-known chefs, he founded the NGO World Central Kitchen in 2012 to help in conflict zones or areas affected by natural disasters and other extreme situations. The NGO also distributes meals and organizes events to support the most disadvantaged population in the United States. Founded in the United States nearly two decades ago and a citizen of the United States, the NGO was set up by José Andrés after he traveled to Haiti to help after the earthquake that left more than 200,000 deaths in 2010.
Princess of Asturias Prize for Scientific and Technical Research 2021 for developers of vaccines against COVID-19
What Nobel has not done is reward vaccines against the novel coronavirus, as the Princess of Asturias does. The Scientific and Technical Research Prize for 2021 has been awarded to Catalin Cariko, Drew Weisman, Philippe Felgener, Ugur Şahin, Ozlem Torici, Derek Rossi and Sarah Gilbert. All of them have contributed to the development of the COVID-19 mRNA vaccine technology used by Moderna or Pfizer BioNTech except Sarah Gilbert, who worked on developing the vaccine in Oxford and AstraZeneca.
2021 Prince of Asturias Prize for the Arts: Marina Abramović
The Princess of Asturias Foundation has decided to recognize the precarious creations of Serbian artist Marina Abramović: committed “shows” that explore the limits of the human body, psyche and spirit. He left Yugoslavia in the 1970s to start his artistic career as a performance artist in Amsterdam where he met Uwe Lisipin “Ulay”, with whom he formed a legendary artist couple.
Abramovich has been appointed as a doctor honorary from the University of Plymouth (2009), and received, among others, the Golden Lion for Best Artist at the Venice Biennale (1997), the Niedersächsischer Kunstpreis (2003), the New York Award for Dance and Performance (2003) and the Cultural Leadership Award from the American Federation of the Arts ( 2011).
MoMa in New York dedicated a major retrospective to it in 2010.
Princess of Asturias Prize for International Cooperation 2021: CAMFED, Campaign for Female Education
female education campaign Camped (Female Education Campaign) is an effort launched in 1993 by English philanthropist Ann Cotton to lift young women from rural areas of Africa from exclusion. It is based on engaging communities in changing the social landscape by promoting equality and social justice through girls’ education, economic development of the most neglected regions, women’s leadership, reversal of social and cultural patterns and action against climate change. .
During two decades, the organization has supported the education of nearly five million girls and boys and millions of students have been indirectly benefiting thanks to its investments in improving the educational environment of some 6,700 schools.
Princess of Asturias Prize for Communication and Humanities 2021: Gloria Steinem
The Foundation decided to recognize the feminist path of American journalist and writer Gloria Steinem. In 1972, the lady co-founded the first feminist magazine and the first exclusively created and operated by women. Her article “After Black Power, Women’s Liberation” (“After Black Power, Women’s Liberation”) appeared in New York Magazine in 1969 giving her international fame.
She is also the author of several literary successes.
Princess of Asturias Award for Sport 2021: Teresa Perales
Zaragozan swimmer Teresa Perales has been part of the swimming elite for two decades. She has collected 43 medals (12 gold, 21 silver and 10 bronze) in Europe, the World Cup and at the Olympic Games in Sydney 2000, Athens 2004, Beijing 2008, London 2012 (being the standard-bearer of the Spanish national team), Rio 2016 and Tokyo 2020.
He practiced karate until neuropathy made him lose the movement of his legs. He graduated in physical therapy and trained in an apprenticeship.
I also found time to be a regional deputy of the Aragonese party, director general of the Aragonese government’s subordination, advisor in the Department of Social and Family Services and advisor in the field of promotion and sports in the Republic of Aragon. Zaragoza City Council.
He participated in the development of the Comprehensive Plan for Physical Activity and Sports in Spain 2010-2020, collaborated with various NGOs and published several books.
His example has been recognized for winning numerous awards to which the Princess of Asturias is now joined.
2021 Princess of Asturias Prize for Social Sciences: Amartya Sen
He has brought the voice of the voiceless to the highest academic circles, being one of the most respected figures in the field of social sciences and economics. His works on famines and the theory of human development, welfare, and poverty had international ramifications.
Born in India, he received his Ph.D. from Cambridge University (UK) and was Professor of Economics at the Indian Universities of Calcutta and Delhi, the London School of Economics, Oxford (UK) and Harvard (USA). . He was President of Trinity College, Cambridge from 1998 to 2003 and founded Nalanda University (India) from 2012 to 2015. He is Professor at Thomas W. Lamont University and Professor of Economics and Philosophy at Harvard University.
Received the Nobel Prize in Economics in 1998.
2021 Princess of Asturias Prize for Literature: Emmanuel Carrier
Writer Emmanuel Carrier’s career has always been balanced by his activism as a screenwriter and director. His first job as a film critic for Telerama and Positif set the tone. His first book is dedicated to the unclassified German director Werner Herzog.
Carrier develops a unique style in which he mixes real events with his reflections and misunderstandings “There are many people who make a direct connection between ‘literature’ and ‘the novel’, who consider that literature can only be fiction, as the writer will say.
His other interests include science fiction, to which he has devoted several works, such as the fictional autobiography of American writer Philip K. Dick _ “Sexuality and Vitality: Philip K. Dick, 1928–1982.” _
He was a member of the jury at the Cannes International Film Festival and received several literary awards, including the Renaudot Prize (2011) for his work Limonov.
Asturias Model City Award: Santa Maria del Puerto, Sumedo
Located at 1486 meters above sea level on the border with Lyon, this small town has very harsh winter conditions. Its history is connected with the history of the vaqueiros, the Asturian cattle farmers.
Its location and geography have allowed it to be preserved to a high degree.
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