"I expect more designers to consider the fragility of the status quo" says Dezeen Awards 2021 judge Shahar Livne

2021-05-27 12:02

With less than a week to go until entries for Dezeen Awards 2021 close, we've asked some of our judges what they'll be looking for in this year's entries.
"I will be looking into critical thinking," said Dezeen Awards judge Shahar Livne, who will be assessing design entries alongside Olafur Eliasson, Jay Osgerby and Sumayya Vally.
"I will specifically focus on designs that have sensitivity to holistic decision-making and methods," she added. "I want to be moved and inspired by the small gestures and narratives."
Livne, who was crowned emerging designer of the year at Dezeen Awards 2020, is a conceptual material designer from Israel based in Eindhoven.
Her work is regularly exhibited in international museums such as London's Design Museum and the Design Museum of Israel.
"I expect to see many works that revolve around the well-being of humans or the environment," said Livne. "More importantly, I believe we will see the passion for change of the systems we have today," she continued.
"The entire world went through an eye-opening experience in the last year and shaken the thought of human control over nature as an absolute. I expect more designers to consider the fragility of the status quo."
Entries for Dezeen Awards 2021 close at midnight BST on 2 June. Now in its fourth year, the awards programme celebrates the best architecture, interiors and design, and has become an international accolade for creative professionals everywhere.
"Applying to awards is a great opportunity to reflect on your practice and answer some hard questions about your products and way of working," said Livne.
"It can act as a way to streamline your practice narrative and see where you are concerning your goals."
Enter Dezeen Awards 2021 now
Start your entry today and submit it before midnight BST on 2 June. If you have any questions, please email awards@dezeen.com and someone from the team will help.
Good luck with your entries!