Terry Pinto's comments
Jeffery, how about the simple reason is that racism has sadly grown. It doesn't have to be because people of colour are more aware and want change, it is because racist are now empowered and feel able to voice their opinions and carry out their actions with relative impunity in the current climate.
I suppose you will all get offended if I mention white privilege. It may be a gross assumption, but are the majority of those of you who defend her words, white middle aged men. She is the face of inclusivity at the RIBA and should know better. I feel my ethnicity keenly whenever I am at the RIBA as a Asian architect who is nothing but British. Get over your indignation, this is real and we deserve equal opportunities, not having to be better than everyone else just to get to the same position. This issue also applies for women in architecture, but I feel it keenly that race is too controversial for the RIBA to really grapple.
Whilst Alan Jones has been an eejutt, this commentator sums up what is wrong with architecture from the london glitterati-
a dismal succession of provincial non-entities, what a condescending attitude which makes me dismiss her entire response.
Just one simple way to encourage more of this. VAT Free.
Since the RIBA has declared a climate emergency, it would be a great gesture if they paid the fine.
Dear Chris Medland
When have you EVER heard of the RIBA taking a practice to task and sanctioning them- NEVER EVER NEVER. I agree with the idea of a union, but now that architecture has become a neo-liberal profession, fat chance. Its a bit like the climate emergency. They talk about it and big statements, then have a meeting in big glass twofer with practices that bid for airport schemes. We practice what we preach. We pay the living wage ( as set by the living wage foundation) and I expect my staff to do what I work hard during their working hours an only if something is urgent, do I expect them to work like me- long hours!
Small market town practice- I can only dream of those salaries even at reduced rates!
Bloody hell, they are even RIBA Chartered Chris!
Is this the same institution that held a conference on how to exploit Africa and its petrochemical resources? I wonder if this is what you call creative ambiguity.
Extinction rebellion or RIBA. I know who I am putting my lot in with.
C'mon RIBA, you are no better than BoJo with attitudes like that.