Dezeen Awards 2021 media winners revealed in video show

25 November 2021

The winners of the Dezeen Awards 2021 media categories were announced today in a special show hosted by poet and broadcaster LionHeart and experiential designer Nelly Ben Hayoun.

The 11-minute show revealed the winners of the five media project categories.

Today's show is the fifth of six programmes revealing all 50 Dezeen Awards 2021 winners.

The architecture winners were announced on Monday, the interiors winners were revealed on Tuesday and the design winners were announced yesterday. The new sustainability category winners were revealed this morning and the studio winners will be unveiled in the final show on Friday 26 November.

"It was so much fun being the head juror for this year's Dezeen Awards"

In a message specially recorded for today's show, media head juror Gary Hustwit said: "The projects that resonated with myself and the other jurors were ones that used new ways to tell stories, ones that had a really simple and strong concept and also projects that just made us laugh, that had humour or surprised us in some way."

"It was so much fun being the head juror for this year's Dezeen Awards," the New York-based filmmaker and photographer added. "I'm really looking forward to seeing how this award evolves over the next few years."

Winners selected by master jury

The winners were decided by a master jury comprising Hustwit along with Priya Khanchandani, head of curatorial at the Design Museum, Micha Weidmann, founder of Micha Weidmann Studio, and Oliver Manzi, head of video at Dezeen.

The panel of judges remotely reviewed all shortlisted projects and ratified the winners using Dezeen Awards' trio of judging criteria that call for entries that are beautiful, innovative and beneficial.

About LionHeart and Nelly Ben Hayoun

London-based LionHeart is the co-host of this year's Dezeen Awards 2021 Shows. LionHeart is a poet, broadcaster and honorary fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects. A TEDx Speaker and BBC Radio London Presenter, LionHeart's poetry explores connections between the built environment and wellbeing.

LionHeart has been a poet in residence at Saatchi Gallery, architecture firms Grimshaw Architects and Squires & Partners amongst others. He is also the author of "The Mute's Rebellion", a poetry collection that explores topics including social anxiety and emotional vulnerability.

Nelly Ben Hayoun is an award-winning experiential designer, filmmaker and artist. Her work branches into the realms of film, science, technology, theatre, politics and design. Ben Hayoun's work has been exhibited at the National Museum of China, V&A, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and other leading institutions.

Ben Hayoun has recently launched Tour de Moon, an open call for young visionaries. The program awards up to 850 bursaries across eight programs for individuals between the ages of 18 and 25.

About Dezeen Awards 2021

Dezeen Awards is our annual awards programme, now in its fourth year. It identifies the world's best projects in architecture, interiors and design, as well as the studios producing the most exceptional work.

Organised by Dezeen, the world's most popular and influential architecture and design magazine in the world, Dezeen Awards is the benchmark for international design excellence.

This year, more than 4,700 entries were received from over 86 countries across five continents.

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