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Zaha Hadid to receives Honorary Degree from Goldsmiths, University of London

Described by Goldsmiths as one of the most gifted practitioners of the art of architecture today”, Zaha Hadid’s inventive approach, and eagerness to challenge conventions, have pushed the boundaries of architecture and urban design. Zaha Hadid is one of six creative and visionary individuals who have been awarded Honorary Degrees and Fellowships at Goldsmiths this year. The other honourees are:
  1. LGBT rights campaigner Peter Tatchell
  2. Internationally acclaimed musician PJ Harvey
  3. Orwell Prize winning journalist and writer Neal Ascherson
  4. Satirical political cartoonist Martin Rowson
  5. T.S. Eliot Prize winning poet and Goldsmiths alumnus George Szirtes
Each year, the university awards a number of honorary degrees and fellowships to those who have achieved distinction in their chosen calling. Liz Bromley, Registrar & Secretary of Goldsmiths, said: “Our honorands this year are a remarkable group of people. They have changed communities through their inspiring architectural designs. They have pointed out the ridiculous in the news and made us laugh. They have inspired us with their words, their music, and their art. They have fought for our rights. And they have helped us to understand who we are now by looking to the past. Today we are celebrating their achievements. We have invited them to join the Goldsmiths family and will be welcoming them into our community. They will now be a part of an institution that prides itself on empowering individuals from all walks of life to become visionaries, just like them.”