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Beazley Designs of the Year 2020: BSL Tour

Join this British Sign Language tour of Beazley Designs of the Year for D/deaf visitors.

What to expect

Led by tour guide Martin Glover, this tour is an opportunity to explore an annual highlight of the design calendar virtually  and gain specialist insight into a selection of boundary-pushing designs from last year. 

The Beazley Designs of the Year 2020 British Sign Language Tour explores the twelve months from January 2019 to January 2020 through the lens of game-changing designs across a range of disciplines, culminating in those responding to the coronavirus pandemic. Focusing on a selection of exhibited designs, Martin Glover highlights the main issues explored by this year’s nominees and guides participants through a creative exercise responding to these themes. Participants will also be given access to the Beazley Designs of the Year virtual experience. 

Please note this your is for D/deaf visitors and will take place via Zoom. Due to limited capacity, we cannot accept bookings by those studying British Sign Language.

Booking information

Free event.

Self-sanitising door handle

Banksy's stab-proof vest for Stormzy

Ouroboros steak grown from human cells


Martin Glover

Martin Glover is a qualified architect and a deaf BSL user. He advocates an ideology called “DeafScope”, where he considers how the perception of colour and pattern play a critical role in design and its relation to accessibility.

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Beazley Designs of the Year 2020

Explore the best designs across fashion, architecture, digital, transport, product and graphic design, nominated by design experts and the public.

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