“The issue with this profession
is less about architecture
about partial observation” – LionHeart
As we enter Black History Month this October, it’s more than a year on from the murder of George Floyd and the global outpouring that followed.
In the time that’s passed, organisations across the world, including RIBA have gained a new perspective on what has been a clear shift in openness around conversations about race and racial inequality.
As we work with the profession and wider society to continue to engage in these conversations – through listening, learning, acknowledging and reflecting, we find ourselves as LionHeart states, on a journey to “seek, see and solve what doesn’t present itself easily.”
This powerful film by RIBA Honorary Fellow Rhael 'LionHeart' Cape is a reminder that the size of the task at hand requires a deep look at the personal responsibility we must all assume in order to embark on and persist with this journey - that we might reach that pinnacle of racial justice, and bring about a more equitable society.
As for where RIBA is at on our journey? Stay tuned for a detailed update from me later this month.