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Design Innovation Medal Winner 2021 Eyal Weizman MBE

This year’s Design Innovation Medal celebrating entrepreneurship in all its forms goes to Eyal Weizman MBE.

 

Few designers or architects have been more truly innovative than Eyal Weizman, who has reinvented design and architecture as tools of restorative social justice through his work at Forensic Architecture, where he is Founding Director.

 

A research agency based at Goldsmiths, University of London, Forensic Architecture investigates human rights violations including violence committed by states, police forces, militaries, and corporations. They work in partnership with institutions across civil society, from grassroots activists, to legal teams, to international NGOs and media organisations, to carry out investigations with and on behalf of communities and individuals affected by conflict, police brutality, border regimes and environmental violence.

 

“I receive this medal on behalf of Forensic Architecture and the frontline communities we work with as a recognition of our common work against racist policing in the UK and elsewhere. As we do so we remember Mark Duggan — shot unarmed by metropolitan police officers — almost exactly ten years ago.”