Speakers announced and tickets now available for Awards: What Are They Good For?

Following the inaugural event exploring competition-culture last month, The AF's 'And The Winner Is..?' series returns on 2 May with an investigation into the purpose and impact of architectural awards.

In the lead up to the announcement of a number of key awards in spring 2013, including the Mies van der Rohe Prize for European Architecture, RIBA Awards, and the Pritzker Prize, 'Awards: What Are They Good For?' will see an international panel of key representatives, critics, and practitioners present their motivations, position towards, and experience of awards.

Speakers will include:
Farrokh Derakhshani, Director, Aga Khan Award for Architecture
Tony Chapman, Head of Awards, RIBA
Martha Thorne, Executive Director, The Pritzker Architecture Prize
Simon Allford, Director, AHMM
Christine Murray, Editor, Architects' Journal
Sarah Graham, founder of Los Angeles and Zurich-based agps architects, who will represent the Global Holcim Awards

Chaired by Paul Finch, Chairman, Design Council CABE, the event will explore and critique the culture of award giving and the effect of prizes upon the architectural profession and what gets built; asking who really wins, how, and why? 

Further speakers to be announced. 

Tickets on sale now! 

'Awards: What Are They Good For?' follows the first event in ‘And The Winner Is…?’ series, ‘Competitive Advantages?’, which saw an international panel investigate the issues that architectural competitions raise from the perspectives of architect, organiser and client. A full recording of that event is now available online on the AF website

And the Winner Is...? Media Partner: The Architectural Review.

Image: The Wadi Hanifa Wetlands - a winner of the 2010 Aga Khan Awards for Architecture. Courtesy AKAA.