The Jencks Foundation and the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) are pleased to announce the 2022 recipient of the RIBA Charles Jencks Award is Forensic Architecture. This annual award is given to an individual or practice who has simultaneously made a major contribution to both the theory and practice of architecture.
Forensic Architecture will be presented with the award at the RIBA on 22nd February at 7pm, after which they will give a lecture and be interviewed by Thomas Aquilina from the New Architecture Writers programme. To attend the lecture, please register.
Led by Eyal Weizman, Forensic Architecture is a research agency based at Goldsmiths, University of London founded in 2010 with the help of a European Research Council (ERC) grant. Forensic architecture is the process and presentation of architectural evidence in relation to the built environment within legal and political processes. The agency partners with institutions from grassroots activists to international NGOs to investigate human rights violations on behalf communities and individuals affected by conflict, environmental violence, and police brutality.
The 2022 RIBA Charles Jencks Award jury consisted of RIBA President Simon Allford, Jencks Foundation founder Lily Jencks, Dr. Adrian Lahoud, Dean of the School of Architecture at the Royal College of Art, Edwin Heathcote, Financial Times architecture and design critic, and Débora Mesa, Principal of Ensamble Studio and co-founder of WoHo, Thomas Aquilina, architect and co-director of New Architecture Writers programme.
About Charles Jencks
Charles Jencks, the patron of the award, sadly passed away on 13 October 2019. Find out more about Charles, his work and his legacy in RIBAJ's obituary by Hugh Pearman.
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