'New Architecture Writers' Offers Writing Courses for Minorities

 - Oct 6, 2017
References: newarchitecturewriters.org & dezeen
Minority writers are underrepresented in the world of architecture and design journalism, so the New Architecture Writers program is aimed at giving a free education to people who belong to racial or ethnic minorities. Running in London through the fall and winter semesters, the New Architecture Writers program (or NAW) helps minority students to develop the journalistic skill, editorial connections, and critical voice necessary to succeed in the industry.

The NAW program focuses specifically on BAME (black, Asian, and minority ethnic) youth, a subset sadly underrepresented in the voices of the architecture and design journalism sphere. Though the industry is catching up and having important conversations about gender, the same has yet to happen with regard to race and ethnicity. The NAW program hopes to be one of the first steps in that process.