Why we need a RIBA student and graduate network

Simeon Shtebunaev

Architects are alone in not having a formal support structure for the profession’s younger members

There seems to be a political change in the air and young people are spearheading it.

The recent #McStrike movement by McDonalds, UberEats, TGIs and Wetherspoons employees demonstrates how young people in marginalised industries can work together to promote common interests. Young people are politically and socially active, eager to express their views and be an active part of their communities.

Closer to home, initiatives such as the London School of Architecture, Public Practice and the Architectural Foundation have all tried to engage early career professionals and promote a different way of education, practice or cultural engagement.

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