Winner Dutch
Design Awards

Receiving the Dutch Design Award for best research is a fantastic recognition of the work we have been conducted over the last two years. Equally enjoyable is to see that design research – as a category – is increasingly acknowledged as an important part of the design discipline. We are honoured to have received such support and enthusiasms.

The jury statement for Best Research 2016:

“In making Uruzgan’s Legacy, Jan Willem Petersen went to great lengths to become embedded in his environment, and by doing so, effectively introduce a new type of architect. The findings of his penetrating investigation are accessible; the maps with powerful photography and simply formatted texts present the analyses in a clear, tangible fashion. Uruzgan’s Legacy shows that, by virtue of the role they assume, designers can make highly complex information accessible. With which they have the potential to make a vital difference”.

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