Magnus Hellberg 2015 Diakité and Sachs Award

This year’s award goes to Magnus Hellberg because he, through diligent creativity, meager resources, and a unique ingenuity, has used his art and his words to spread a strong and important message. That he has highlighted stories about alienation in today’s Sweden through #närsvenssonhargåttochlagtsej (translation: when the average Swede has gone to bed) and focused the spotlight on addiction and abuse through the Instagram account “Det är insidan som räknas” (“It’s what’s inside that counts”). In addition, with your own music and artwork, you have chosen to consistently speak about the suffering that is created by poverty and economic divides in our country.