Staging London’s Modern Housing Estates for Diversity and Inclusion
Blanche Cameron shared 'Now You Know', the debut book from Sound Advice, presenting perspectives on overcoming discrimination in our built environment from more than 50 architects and urbanists of colour.
Exclusion and racial bias are built into our cities.
In its debut publication Now You Know, Sound Advice – the platform exploring spatial inequality in architecture – has gathered the thoughts and reflections of more than 50 architects and urbanists of colour in an extraordinary compendium of essays, poems, interviews and, yes, advice on how to address the discrimination baked into our built environment.
Crowdfunded to the tune of £19,500 by 418 supporters, the 180-page paperback is designed by Joel Antoine-Wilkinson and edited by Sound Advice’s co-hosts, the urbanists Pooja Agrawal and Joseph Henry. Its contributors range from MBEs to architecture students, artists to urban policymakers – each one accompanying their piece with a concise tip of the kind that has made the Sound Advice Instagram feed such a compelling resource, paired with a music recommendation.
Name Blanche Cameron (she/her)
Department The Bartlett School of Architecture
A growing library of references recommended by staff and students across the Bartlettview all
Surge, a piece of poetry by Bernard, Chatto and Windus is presented by Jane Wong which captures the stories of the New Cross Fire of 1981.
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