A post discussing black heritage and heritage related to blackness.
An article about the different concepts of home and the exploration of the ideal home in a post-pandemic world. The article looks at home as enabling health and well-being, home as temporary and inadequate and home as a cultural space.
A personal reflection on blackness and the recent 2020 protests.
The healing power of architecture. Reflections from a webinar by Sir David Adjaye hosted by Princeton Art Museum.
Welcome to the official launch of CityPlanista! It is a platform for inclusive design and planning. It arrives at a time when design and planning is as relevant as ever at a global, national and local scale. A time when, the concept of home and urban space is being questioned. The world is facing unprecedented … Continue Reading CityPlanista Launch: All About Inclusive Design
Cycling is one of the healthiest ways to get around our cities. Cycling has well-established and evidenced health benefits. Studies by the World Health Organisation have found that cycling is directly related to improved health in older adults. Studies on women and cycling (Matthews et al., 2007) have revealed that women who cycled for transport … Continue Reading 3 reasons why Black women are not cycling
What informal settlers fear is hunger, intensified hunger. They cannot stay at home when what they fear is hunger. This unprecedented global crisis of Covid-19 has positioned informal spaces, housing and communities at the centre of discourse and analysis. Informal settlements can be characterised as areas that lack security for their inhabitants, with modalities ranging … Continue Reading Covid-19:A magnifying glass for Informality?
I am excited to start the first series of CityPlanista titled “Stay at Home. My Home?” This series is largely inspired by the current crisis, as we enter into the fifth week of lockdown in the United Kingdom. So far, the measures of the lockdown internationally and locally have centered around one fundamental piece of … Continue Reading New series: Stay at Home. My Home?
Owning my home means having more freedom Welcome to the first post of the first series “My Home?” In this article, we explore home-ownership from a personal perspective of a millenial living in the city of Portsmouth in England. She shares her experiences of the impact of being a home-owner in a time of crisis … Continue Reading My Home? Perspectives from a millennial homeowner