The interactions of gender with class, race and cultural diversity
Assumptions continue to be made about people’s professions and ambitions, based on their skin colour, looks or accent, writes Sumita Singha.
Dirk van den Heuvel and Naomi Stead discuss the significance of sexual identity, diversity and inclusion policies, and the importance of challenging limiting ideas of architecture and design.
Sarah Akigbogun outlines her plans for an online, crowd-sourced project documenting women architects of colour in the UK and beyond.
Our background or class has inevitable impacts on our careers, reflects Phillip Nielsen, bringing obstacles but also opportunities.
Accessibility specialist Mary Ann Jackson outlines her important work on the assessment tools and required action for improved accessibility in the built environment.
Jennifer Crawford reflects on her own background and experiences in architecture to consider the impact of class on a career.
Maunga: Pacific Architectural Collective is an impressive new initiative by a group of Pacific students at the University of Auckland School of Architecture, which aims to connect the Pacific community and the world of architecture.
It can be hard to aspire to leadership when you can’t identify with anyone at the top. But that might just be changing, says Fiona Young.
Queering Architecture? convenors Naomi Stead and Nicole Kalms explore the themes and questions around their upcoming XYX Lab event.
Kate Sarkodee speaks to Dr Anoma Pieris about her research into WW2 internment camps and the implications for contemporary issues of detention.
Class and connections can make or break a career, but does a class-ist culture serve the architecture profession well? Or does it limit the industry’s relevance to the community at large? Sam Perversi-Brooks digs down into the little-discussed but all-important issue of class.
Sonia Sarangi continues the conversation about ethnic diversity, pointing to the well-documented advantages of the profession better reflecting the community.
Yvonne Meng June 8th, 2016 •
“Architecture is very … white.” Yvonne Meng raises the uncomfortable issue of race and cultural diversity in architecture, arguing that we must advocate for equity for all.
Gender is just one aspect of a diverse profession. Gill Matthewson opens up the discussion of the immense value of different perspectives in architecture.