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

November 20, 2020 Marcus Fairs 0
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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

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US newspaper apologises for offensive “Buildings Matter, Too” headline on column by architecture critic

June 6, 2020 Bridget Cogley 0

The Philadelphia Inquirer has apologised for a headline equating the loss of black lives with damage to buildings during protests over the killing of George Floyd in police custody. A column by its architecture critic about the destruction of Philadelphia’s buildings during the protests was published on Tuesday 2 June under the headline “Buildings Matter, Too”.

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Phaidon names Spencer Bailey as editor-at-large

October 29, 2018 Eleanor Gibson 0

Spencer Bailey, the former editor of Surface magazine, has been named editor-at-large for Phaidon’s architecture and design publications. The American writer, editor and journalist’s new position was announced on 26 October 2018. Bailey, who helmed Surface for five years, described Phaidon as “one of the last bastions of quality in print media”. “Now more than

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Christopher Hawthorne leaves LA Times to become city’s chief design officer

March 29, 2018 Dan Howarth 0

LA Times architecture critic Christopher Hawthorne has left his post at the newspaper to advise the city council on architecture and planning decisions. Hawthorne will begin his role as Los Angeles’ first chief design officer next month, after working at The Times since 2004. He was invited by LA mayor Eric Garcetti to fill the

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