Black in Architecture®

Architecture | Racial Equity

About Black in Architecture

What we do: our main aim

Black in Architecture® Research Unit aims to amplify the voices of, and gather the lived experiences of architects and architecture students who identify as Black or Black British, to inform a charter for racial justice in UK architecture. The research and its associated activities makes up one strand of the initiative. The other strand is about proposing the charter for racial justice in architecture and inviting others who identify as Black or Black British to co-edit before the wider architecture community is invited to review, endorse and sign the charter. Please see our Background for more.

We reference the ARB’s ethnicity breakdown for the term Black or Black British.

Voices & Experiences, Summer 2020. Black in Architecture®

Who we are

Founder & Researcher

Juliet Sakyi-Ansah, Black in Architecture Symposium with Oxford Brookes University, October 2021

Juliet Sakyi-Ansah, Architect & Founder — The Architects’ Project, /tap Collective.

Juliet is a PhD Candidate at the Faculty of Technology, Design and Environment. Her PhD research explores BIM-based community capacity building for participation in settlement upgrading.

/tap Collective is a collaborative research, design and development practice and part of The Architects’ Project run by Juliet.

Our collaborating team for 2021/22

Place Culture and Identity, The School of Architecture, Oxford Brookes University

The Place, Culture and Identity research group at the School of Architecture, Oxford Brookes University will host Black in Architecture® during the academic year 2021/2022. Planned in collaboration with the school, the initiative’s multi-layered programme brings together a symposium and workshop with external guest speakers, a series of reading and writing sessions, and an end-of-year exhibition. These will be delivered alongside an ongoing qualitative survey on the topic of race equity in architecture to steer the proposal for a racial justice charter.

"Black in Architecture® research unit is an important initiative that provides a forum for a much-needed discussion and can hopefully help to create a more inclusive field of architecture.

Professor Marcel Vellinga, Director, Place, Culture and Identity Research Group

Place, Culture and Identity is part of the School of Architecture, Oxford Brookes University. Black in Architecture® is a registered trademark of Juliet Sakyi-Ansah for The Architects’ Project. All other persons, groups and organisations joining Black in Architecture research initiative will be acknowledged accordingly.

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Oxford Brookes School of Architecture

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