The London Design Museum announced the 2020 Beazley Designs of the Year: meat-free burger patties, a coronavirus visualization and a protest performance are among this year’s winners.
The winning entries show that the competition’s agenda highlighted the themes of ethical consumer behavior, democracy and the pandemic, with the award-winning projects demonstrating the ways design can offer possible solutions to social and climate-related issues.
The overall winner (also the winner of the Transport category) was a project entitled “Teeter-Totter Wall”, an installation of a seesaw set up in 2019 on the American-Mexican border. The artwork by Ronald Rael and Virginia San Fratello with Colectivo Chopeke has one side on each country’s territory, allowing children separated by the wall to play together.
The winner of the Architecture category is ModSkool, designed by the team of Social Design Collaborative. They build quickly installable schools for farming communities in India made with local materials and techniques.
The award of Product category was given to the meat-free Impossible Burger 2.0 produced by Impossible Foods, while the Fashion category went to the vegan leather bags of Telfar featuring a gender-neutral design.
The award for best graphic design project went to the work of Alissa Eckert and Dan Higgins: a 3D visualization of SARS-CoV-2.
The 2020 winner of the Digital category is a protest performance by the Chilean Colectivo LASTESIS entitled “Un violador en tu camino” (A Rapist in Your Way), which began as a movement protesting sexual violence against women and LGBTQ communities in 2019.
The People’s Choice award also went to an activist project: the miniature Stonehenge brick structures built by protesters during the 2019 protests in Hong Kong to block the way of police cars.
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