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Design Competition on the Theme of Traffic
Rothenberg had a great passion for cars and collected toy cars of all sizes,
colors and types. His family will never know, whether this passion could
have eventually turned into a profession: he was killed in the course of a
military action in southern Lebanon on July 10, 1999. Yesterday he would
have celebrated his 26th Birthday. The Raz Ram Foundation created a design
competition on the theme of traffic to commemorate his memory.
Aviv Livnat, Chairman of Raz Ram tells us, that "the
family contacted us when trying to find the most suitable form of
commemoration". The Foundation works mostly with orphans and children from
difficult family backgrounds. Artists, educators and therapeutists are
working countrywide with the children on projects in the fields of arts,
theater, paintings and design. The family initially inteded to support one
of the already existing foundations. Aviv Livnat however suggested that they
create their own project based on Ram’s great passion.
Together they created an annual design competition on the
theme of traffic and cars. About 50 entries were submitted and 20 candidates
eventually came up with a model. The committee of judges, including members
of the Rothenberg family, representatives of the Ram Foundation and
accompanying designers, choose the winners, who received their prize
yesterday during the prize awarding ceremony.
||Left: Ram Rothenbergs' siblings
Below: Aviv Livnat, Raz Ram Foundation
Based on the theme "Creating a new kind of movement",
several amazing projects were created, such as a toy car for girls; a
syringe in a form of a car, which is to facilitate visits to doctors as well
as a Renault retro-model. Rubi Amir’s design of a bicycle designated for
children with motoric difficulties won the first prize. With its special
supporting motor the bycicle has actually a physiotherapeutic effect.
Winner of the first prize:
Rubi Amir and his model
The third prize is being
shared by severeal
contestants, such as Uri
Pinchasis' design "Control-a-Ball"
Starting on November 13, 2003, all models will be
displayed at the "Escola-Meimad" art and design gallery for one month. Each
year the competition will adress different aspects of cars and traffic. For
further information please visit the
Raz Ram Website.
"Retro-Renault" by Joav Masar,
"Free" a car for wheelchair users by Jaron Eliassi
Ram Rothenberg's car toys collection (z"l) was displayed
during the design exhibition.
More Information on the Raz Ram Foundation:
"Joining Hearts in Arts":
The Raz Ram
Translation by Noa Livne
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