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“Shedding the toxic behaviour we have grown accustomed to will be met with resistance”

April 12, 2021 Sylvia Aehle 0
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As campaign group FAF calls on RIBA to address the mistreatment of architectural assistants, architects should focus on changing toxic practice culture, says Sylvia Aehle. I have been tempted to glorify the idea of the architect as a tragic hero, perhaps because I loftily draw parallels between the juxtaposing (and sometimes tragic) traits within me

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“I aim to shed light on what it is like walking in the shoes of a black woman within architecture”

June 17, 2020 Sylvia Aehle 0
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Systematic racism is prevalent in architecture, says Sylvia Aehle, a Part 2 architectural assistant in London, who describes her experience as a black female in the profession. Racism is a topic that is loud and in your face, but most of the time especially in British culture as it pertains to my experiences, it is

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