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RIBA Yorkshire Small and Emerging Practice Network: An introduction to equity, diversity, and inclusion - the way we work

An networking event designed to create dialogue and discussion while providing support for small, new, and emerging practices in the North.

Join the Small and Emerging Practice representative for Yorkshire, Paul Wainwright, on Thursday 18 April at 1pm for an in-person workshop at Cubo Sheffield with the esteemed equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) luminary, Kudzai Matsvai.

About the workshop

In a profession that is so heavily centred around people, it is imperative that we as designers are able to apply EDI-based thinking to the way we work in design.

This workshop session will focus on the real life applications of EDI principles and , through a series of design exercises, this session will work towards equipping attendees with the tools needed to turn EDI ideas into concrete design drivers to enhance and improve the space we create.

This is a friendly and sociable meetup for RIBA Members to share experiences and learn from others on a range of topics and issues.

About Kudzai Matsvai

Kudzai Matsvai is an equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) expert, architectural designer, educator, and activist with a genuine passion for progressive change for under-represented communities.

Having trained and worked in Liverpool and London, they have a strong track record of authentically engaging with diverse communities through workshops, seminars, roundtables, and other facilitated activities. This work has enabled them to advocate for a wide range of marginalised groups in both architectural education and practice.

Cubo Sheffield

Cubo Sheffield opened in April 2021 and is located on Carver street in the city centre, easily reached by train, bus, or tram, also plenty of parking options. Set in the midst of the Heart of the City Redevelopment, near to the new HSBC and CMS headquarters at Grosvenor House the office is ideally located for connectivity and convenience.