We’re delighted to launch RE—SET—GO, a programme that will make space for excluded voices and pilot ways to build more progressive and representative architectural communities.
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, coordinating with two other female-led architectural practices based in south London; IF-DO and Gort Scott, on programme leadership. Employer partners are formed from the London Practice Forum, 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.
Get involved here: www.re-set-go.xyz