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2023 Royal Gold Medal in conversation: Yasmeen Lari and Part W

Yasmeen Lari will be joined by Alisha Morenike Fisher of Migrants Bureau on behalf of Part W for this Royal Gold Medal in conversation event. From her advocation for low carbon, traditional building materials and methods to her work with displaced and marginalised communities, Lari will discuss the many ways architecture can be used as a tool for bettering life, especially the lives of women.

Given in recognition of a lifetime’s work, the Royal Gold Medal is approved personally by His Majesty the King and will be awarded to Yasmeen Lari during a celebratory dinner on 13 June in recognition of her significant influence in the advancement of architecture.

For this in conversation event, Yasmeen Lari will be joined by Alisha Morenike Fisher of Migrants Bureau on behalf of  Part W to explore her career in architecture, teaching, and activism.

One of the world's highest accolades for architecture, the Royal Gold Medal is approved by the monarch and awarded to a person or group of people who have had a significant influence on the advancement of architecture. This award - the first to be personally approved by His Majesty The King - acknowledges Yasmeen Lari’s work championing zero carbon self-build concepts for displaced populations.

About Yasmeen Lari

With a long and illustrious career, Yasmeen Lari has been a revolutionary force in Pakistan. She has had an immeasurable influence on the trajectory of the architecture and humanitarian work in the country. Since officially retiring in 2000, she transferred her attention to creating accessible, environmentally friendly construction techniques to help people below the poverty line and communities displaced by natural disasters and the impact of climate change.

Before the discussion starts, guests are invited to enjoy a welcome drink on arrival which is included with the price of entry.

Our Royal Gold Medal events are sponsored by Arper.