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Conceptualising an Anti-Racist Approach in Architecture

Author: Juliet Sakyi-Ansah

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Black in Architecture research unit is a new research community exploring racial equity in UK architecture. This article discusses anti-racist pedagogy in the context of architecture and my response to the ‘Anti-Racism at SSoA: A Call to Action’ as a former student at the Sheffield School of Architecture. The article questions the status quo and discusses the concept of Black in Architecture as a work in progress, experimenting with other and more collaborative ways of embodying anti-racism in architecture. I provide my thoughts on the open letter to SSoA contained in ‘Anti-Racism at SSoA: A Call to Action’ as a former student of the school. I also provide an account of the ongoing work on the ‘Black in Architecture’ research unit and initiate dialogue on how we might collectively enact change through shared power with racially oppressed groups in relation to systemic racism in UK architecture. I summarise the article with an outline of the issues the research at Black in Architecture has lifted up on racism and systemic racism in UK architecture.

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Sakyi-Ansah, J., (2022) “Conceptualising an Anti-Racist Approach in Architecture”, field 8(1), 71–86.

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01 Mar 2022
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