New Architecture Writers is a free programme for emerging design writers, developing the journalistic skill, editorial connections and critical voice of its participants. NAW focuses on black and minority ethnic emerging writers who are under-represented across design journalism and curation. A series of evening workshops, talks and writing briefs spread out over twelve months form the core of NAW’s programme with one-to-one mentoring from experienced design critics and editors throughout. Every participant will work towards a piece of original writing being published by international architecture magazine, the Architectural Review.
New Architectural Writers is a project led by Phineas Harper and Tom Wilkinson and founded with the support of the Architectural Review and the Architecture Foundation.
NAW is supported by the Royal College of Art and the RIBA Journal.


Farshid Moussavi is an international architect and Professor in Practice of Architecture at Harvard University. She has written extensively on ornament, form and style in her Function Books series and was co-founder of Foreign Office Architects.

Lesley Lokko is a Ghanaian-Scottish architect, academic, and novelist. She is Associate Professor of architecture at the University of Johannesburg and writes for a wide array of architectural titles around the world.

Adrian Lahoud is Dean of the School of Architecture at the Royal College of Art. He is a widely published author and educator, regularly lecturing and exhibiting internationally.  Previously he has been Director of the MA programme at the Centre for Research Architecture at Goldsmiths University, a studio master at the Architectural Association and Director of the Urban Design MArch at the Bartlett.

David Ogunmuyiwa is an architect, lecturer and writer. He was formerly a local authority housing officer and is now is director of London-based practice, ArchitectureDoingPlace. He a Design Advocate for the Mayor of London and teaches at Portsmouth University, Central Saint Martins and The Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust.

Shumi Bose is a teacher, curator and editor. She co-curated the British Pavilion at the 2016 Venice Biennale, is a senior lecturer at Central Saint Martins, and a curator at the RIBA. Shumi has held editorial positions at Blueprint, Strelka Press, Afterall, Volume and the Architects’ Journal, and regularly contributes to titles including PIN UP, Metropolis and Avery Review.