At the European Design Awards Lava has received gold for the Istanbul Biennial identity. This edition was titled: 'Mom, am I barbarian?' and opened on September 14th 2013. The focal point of this Biennial was the notion of the public domain as a political forum. It questions what is considered barbarian or civilised in the public domain.
The design reflects the politically and socially engaged concept with a strongly articulated visual language. Resembling borders of countries and neighbourhoods, the design is created by forces of conflict and consensus of the public and public space, freely translated into typography. Together they produce a language of force, pressure and movement.