Föderpreis für sozial engagierte Kunstprojekte
Premio per progetti d'arte nel campo sociale
Award for socially engaged art projects
Foto: Leo Angerer
Foto: Leo Angerer

Benno Barth was born on 7th May in Brixen. He studied civil engineering in Vienna and started working as a freelance planner in Brixen in 1992. He taught at the Academy for Design and, after the Academy for Design closed, at the Faculty for Design and Art of the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano. His main interests lay in form and composition – from the smallest everyday object to sports stadiums, and, in this context, also national heritage protection, comtemporary art and literature, mainly poetry. In his own active, critical and sensitive manner, he got involved in current issues regarding urban planning as well as sociopolitical discussions. Benno Barth died on 11th May 2007 after a serious illness.