We’re delighted to be one of the 21 members of the London Practice Forum participating in RE—SET—GO, a programme that will make space for excluded voices and pilot ways to build more progressive and representative architectural communities.
RE—SET—GO will be offering 18 paid work placements for 16-24 year olds from under-represented groups that live in Lambeth, Lewisham, Southwark or Wandsworth. Applications are now open and the deadline to apply is 6pm, 11 January 2021.
Despite the built environment’s influence on our everyday lives, women and Black, Asian and multi ethnic groups are still under-represented in the professions that shape it.
We want to help correct the bias in who gets to shape the cities we live and work in. We know that much more needs to be done to create opportunities in architectural practice, which has a poor track record when it comes to wider participation and diversity.
A number of activities will operate over the coming year, including paid work experience; participative workshops; knowledge exchange events; and 1-to-1 mentoring sessions to support future generations of architects, designers and architecture practices. The programme will provide opportunities for Black, Asian and multi ethnic individuals and women from the boroughs of Lambeth, Lewisham, Southwark, Wandsworth. It is employer-led and will give more than 150 individuals from under-represented backgrounds experience, skills and connections to prepare for employment in architecture practice.
RE—SET—GO is led by @we_made_that @if_do and @gortscott. Employer partners are formed from the @forum.london, a collective of 21 leading London architectural practices which care about the city, its people and its built environment.
Funding support comes from Stride, who campaign to build networks that inspire imaginations, encourage collaboration and the exchange of knowledge.