New Architecture Writers calls for applications from aspiring BAME journalists, critics and curators - architecture and design

New Architecture Writers calls for applications from aspiring BAME journalists, critics and curators



New Architecture Writers, a free course for black, Asian and minority ethnic people interested in a career in architecture media, is seeking applicants for its 2021 programme.
The year-long, part-time programme, which is based in London and is supported by the Architecture Foundation and the Architectural Review, is open to BAME applicants under 30.
Applicants should send a short CV plus 500 words of original writing before the deadline of 6:00pm on Friday 10 December 2020. Application details are on the New Architecture Writers website.
NAW was launched in 2017 to nurture black and minority writers because "we couldn't find many established writers who weren't white," said the programme's co-founder Tom Wilkinson, who is history editor at the Architectural Review. Top: a New Architecture Writers live event. Above: NAW logo
Many of the programme's 17 alumni have since embarked on careers in the media, in architecture and in teaching. Former members have formed the Afterparti collective of architecture writers and curators.
Diversity in architecture media is "getting better, but it seems to me there is still a glass ceiling," Wilkinson said.

While the architecture profession has come under fire for its lack of diversity, Wilkinson said the architecture media also remains overwhelmingly white.
"If you look at the established architectural media, there are very few POC in the top positions," said Wilkinson.
"Class is also a big barrier to ge...
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