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Shifting that stubborn needle on inclusion and prejudice

Architecture needs a sea change to improve diversity, writes Sarah Akigbogun

The number of black architects on the Arb’s register, as published in its 2021 report, should be an alarm bell for the profession. It sits stubbornly at 1%. A profession which is progressive should have equity of access for all, yet ours clearly does not.

I have generally not wanted to draw attention to my personal experiences within the industry; instead I have chosen to focus on positive change. However a series of recent articles about discrimination have brought into sharp focus the fact that this is still a present-day reality for many women and people of colour within the profession and in education, and I believe it is time to address these issues. Read more on the original article :

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