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RIBA Radio

Broadcast 18 to 26 November 2021

From 18 to 26 November 2021, our annual Inclusion Festival took the form of a dedicated radio station, broadcast live from the bookshop at RIBA's HQ in London.

For seven days, Marsha Ramroop, former BBC journalist and RIBA's former Director of Inclusion & Diversity, hosted a lively mixture of music, live and pre-recorded interviews, discussions and debate - featuring over 90 special guests from across the worlds of architecture, design, arts, culture, and sport, as well as key leaders from the worlds of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI).

The pop-up radio station focused on promoting diversity and inclusion within the architecture profession, underpinned by the key themes of CQ (Cultural Intelligence).

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Listen again to a lively mixture of interviews, discussions and debates, focusing on promoting diversity and inclusion within the architecture profession. RIBA Radio is also available on SpotifyApple Podcasts and Google Podcasts.

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Missed the broadcast or want to watch again? Captioned video playbacks of each day of RIBA Radio programming is available below. Download the full RIBA Radio daily line-up (PDF).

Thursday 18 November - Watch on YouTube

  • Cultural Intelligence overview with Dr David Livermore
  • Challenging bias with Dr Pragya Agarwal
  • Inclusion Charter and transparency with Yemi Aladerun and Maryam Al-Irhayim
  • "What's happened so far" with Sumita Singha OBE, Tom Guy and Muyiwa Oki

Friday 19 November - Watch on YouTube

  • Getting it wrong with Hamza Shaikh, Jason Boyle and Paul Zara
  • Discomfort with Robin Schlenger, Jim Rooney and Phineas Harper
  • Data and stats with Ellie Stathaki, Mac Alonge and Emma Weber
  • Motivating yourself with Magid Magid, Thomas Young and Sammi Kinghorn

Monday 22 November - Watch on YouTube

  • Gender pay gap, reproductive health and unpaid care with Zaimal Azad, Dr Annabel Sowemimo and Clare Nash
  • Women's panel with Roma Agrawal MBE, Farshid Moussavi OBE and Melodie Leung  
  • Race panel with Angela Saini, Ming Cheng and Lanre Gbolade - Watch on YouTube

Tuesday 23 November - Watch on YouTube

  • Socio-economic diversity with Chris Hildrey, Jules Pipe CBE, Philip Watson and Karen Mosley
  • LGBTQ+ lives with Adam Nathaniel Furman, Dr Joshua Mardell, Tabs (The Butch Gardener) and Christina Riley
  • Enable with Shani Dhanda
  • Disability panel with Shani Dhanda; Jane Simpson and Ed Warner

Wednesday 24 November - Watch on YouTube

  • Inclusive recruitment panel with Susy Ridout, Pooja Agrawal and Dr Binna Kandola OBE
  • Architectural education with Dr Jenny Russell, Future Architects Front and Paul Crosby
  • Architecture outside of London with Grace Choi, Sue Emms and Elena Marco
  • The menopause with Sally Leech

Thursday 25 November - Watch on YouTube

  • Inclusive design with Marvin Rees, Julie Fleck OBE, Zoe Partington and Iain McKinnon
  • Decolonising with Dr Neal Shasore, Dr Corinne Fowler and Decolonise Architecture Group
  • International architects with Timothy Onyenobi, Diba Salam, Azlina Bulmer and Bin Sheng
  • Thinking about impact with Jeremy Till, Indy Johar and Baroness Doreen Lawrence OBE

Friday 26 November - Watch on YouTube

  • Adaptations that work with Siraaj Mitha, Amy Francis-Smith, Annette Fisher and Dr Caitriona Jackman
  • Supporting the underrepresented with Rebecca Lovelace, Neil Onions, Danna Walker and Deborah Williams
  • Inclusive outcomes with Hikaru Nissanke, Arthur Mamou-Mani and Mark Nagle
  • Next steps with Marsha Ramroop, Jack Pringle, Sarah Akigbogun, Rebecca Roberts-Hughes and Alan Vallance

The opinions expressed on RIBA Radio are solely those of the featured contributors. They do not purport to reflect the opinions or views of Royal Institute of British Architects (“RIBA”). The contributors’ opinions are based upon information they consider reliable but RIBA does not warrant its completeness or accuracy, and it should not be relied upon as such. The broadcast and recordings may contain attitudes, language and opinions which may cause offence. If you are affected by the content in any of the broadcast, please get in touch at

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