People in the profession love pointing fingers at architecture schools. But are we talking about unhealthy dynamics in the workplace?
The student accommodation market in Cardiff is not unlike the ones in other cities and towns of Britain – as all universities will not provide students with housing after they finish first year,students have to turn to the private sector – be it the landlords transforming residential properties into homes of multiple occupation and renting them through student letting agencies or large, privately-owned halls. However, neither of these of these options are without faults – while HMOs disrupt and push the communities in areas close to universities to the suburbs, private halls are often financially out of most students’ reach as they are marketed as as luxury accommodations and their architecture is often out of context with both its immediate and wider surroundings.
Sarah speaks to John Nsiah about The Black African Caribbean Collective, his journey into the architectural profession, allyship and diversity within the workplace and schools.
After watching the television adaptation of Malorie Blackman’s Noughts + Crosses, I...