06 Nov RIBA Black History Month Book Club 2020
Honoured to have been a one of the chosen panelists for the RIBA Book Club on 29th October, hosted by Dian Small and Yẹmí Àlàdérun; to celebrate the ‘Diversity of Black Identity’. Discussions revolved around the following books – ‘Natives- Race and class in the Ruins of Empire’ by Akala, ‘Francis Kéré, Radically Simple’ by Ayça Beygo and ‘To be Young, Gifted and Black’ by Nina Simone. What I took from this meeting, is that the slightest knowledge gained as a designer, can become extremely meaningful and beneficial to others around the world. Being an architect should not be limited to where, how and what you were taught about the subject but you should allow your architectural language to be explored the best way you know how – marking your identity.