Community and sustainability are the prevailing themes of this year’s AJ Student Prize, and all 100+ entries are showcased in AJ’s annual student special issue. This is a cohort acutely aware of the challenges facing the world, and determined to come up with their own solutions to the most testing issues of our times.
Also in this issue are the sobering findings of our latest race and diversity survey, which reveals how people of diverse ethnic heritage face barriers at every stage of their careers, and explores how the profession can become more inclusive. We also spotlight alternative practice pioneers Zean Mair-Macfarlane and Bushra Mohamed.
More than a year since a damning report uncovered decades of ‘serious misconduct’ at the Bartlett, we ask whether the celebrated architecture school is now safe for students. In Culture, the AJ reports from the European Architecture Students Assembly in Sheffield.
Other features in this jam-packed issue include the RIBA Stirling Prize shortlist (and the AJ’s verdict); columns by the AJ Coach and David Grandorge; sketchbook by Freedah Rehan; our monthly competitions round-up; and Hellman’s cartoon on the RAAC crisis.
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