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We have had a wonderful idea to create an exhibition which celebrates excellent Black Architects. The idea came around because, we were interested to interview some prestigious Architects, in an informal setting to gain advice on how to be successful in the industry. Through our research, we realised there was such an under-representation, we thought it would be a wonderful idea to showcase the ones which have created beautiful, ground breaking architecture across the world! We thought it would be interesting, fun, and highlight an important contribution of Architecture, that benefit young aspiring architects, including those from ethnic minority backgrounds. The exhibition concept is outlined firstly as an interview with excellent black architects we have spoken to from across the world, and interpretation of the interview through image representation of the Architect, their buildings, ideas, and personal elements which inspire the Architect.
What we'll deliver:
Why it's a great idea:
We launch our exhibition with New London Architecture at their headquarters, during London Festival of Architecture, and will be open to the public throughout June, with a very London focused theme; Black Architects from London, or who practice in London. The exhibition then moves onto the Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust from mid-July to mid-August. We then hope to transform the RIBA Headquarters during September with images, objects, audio and video; to then formally submit the material to the Black Cultural Archives, to enhance their collections.
Steps to get it done:
About the space
Exhibitions will be held at New London Architecture, Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust and Royal Institute of British Architects. The exhibition materials will be submitted to the Black Cultural Archives Museum collections.
City of Westminster