Sou Fujimoto, Benedetta Tagliabue and Paula Scher named judges for Dezeen Awards 2022
The first 15 judges for Dezeen Awards 2022 have been announced and include architects Sou Fujimoto and Benedetta Tagliabue, industrialist Alberto Alessi and visual artist Charlotte Taylor.
Dezeen Awards is open for entries until 8 June, with discounted entry fees available until 30 March.
Now in its fifth year, the programme has become the ultimate accolade for architects and designers everywhere, with winners selected by a prestigious panel of international judges.
Read on for the first out of seven announcements, in which we will reveal the 93 industry professionals who will be judging your entries this year.
Japanese architect Fujimoto will be judging the architecture categories for the fifth edition of Dezeen Awards.
Joining him is Italian architect Tagliabue, who co-founded international studio Miralles Tagliabue EMBT in 1994, now Benedetta Tagliabue EMBT.
Zahira Asmal is an urbanist whose work addresses inequality in South Africa. She founded The City, a research and placemaking agency based in Cape Town, and is also on the architecture panel at Dezeen Awards 2022.
Amin Taha is an architect and educator who founded Groupwork: an employee ownership trust of architects based in London.
He will be on the architecture jury this year alongside Assemble co-founder Paloma Strelitz, who has recently launched sustainable workplace startup Patch.
Joining them is Gonzalo Hererro Delicado, an architect, educator and curator whose work explores connections between ecology and digital culture through architecture, art and design.
The work of London-based visual artist and interior designer Charlotte Taylor spans both physical and digital realms.
She's judging the interior categories alongside Harry Nuriev, founder of Moscow-based interior and design firm Crosby Studios.
Father and son Sanjay and Sanchit Arora are the founder and head architect of Renesa, an architecture and interior design studio based in New Delhi.
Joining them on the interiors jury is interior designer Nthabi Taukobong, founder of Ditau Interiors in Johannesburg.
Also on the panel are Alex Holloway and Na Li, who founded the London-based interior practice Holloway Li in 2015.
Judging the design categories this year is globally acclaimed graphic designer Paula Scher. Scher has been a principal of international design consultancy Pentagram since 1991.
She is joined by Alberto Alessi, director of renowned Italian homeware design company Alessi.
Also on the panel are multimedia artist Rosey Chan, and Rolf Hay of Danish contemporary furniture brand Hay, which he founded with his wife Mette in 2002.
Dezeen Awards 2022 will be judged by a panel of 93 industry-leading professionals. The media and sustainability categories will have their own judging panels, which will be announced soon.
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