Join Farrokh Derakhshani for an inside look into the 2022 Aga Khan Award for Architecture, one of the most prestigious architectural awards in the world. Find out how one is awarded this notable prize, hear about the latest winners, and learn how the creation of the award changed the understanding of architecture forever.

See the award winners Here.

Farrokh Derakhshani is Director of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture. Since 1982, his association with the Award has brought him into contact with architects, builders, and planners throughout the world. He travels extensively in Muslim countries and has organised and participated in numerous international seminars and colloquia focused on contemporary built environments. Derakhshani’s main field of specialisation is the contemporary architecture of Muslim societies, and his professional work has included the design and construction management of large-scale public works and infrastructure projects in Iran, as well as architectural design in Paris and Geneva. He lectures widely and serves on boards and committees of a number of cultural institutions. In 2018, he was named an International Fellow of RIBA. Derakhshani trained as an architect and planner at the National University of Iran and later continued his studies at the School of Architecture in Paris.

This podcast is part of Converging Paths, kindly supported by the Altajir Trust and the Aga Khan Trust for Culture’s Education Programme.