Meet Abiba Coulibaly, Rhiarna Dhaliwal, Derin Fadina, Mahika Gautam, Sharon Lam, Alistair Napier, Shamiso Oneka, Calvin Po & Antoinette Yetunde Oni

Abiba Coulibaly

Abiba is a geographer with a regional interest in the Francophone world. She is a recent MA graduate in Urban History and Culture, and her attraction to architecture stems from an interest in the basic human right to shelter and related issues concerning housing rights.

Rhiarna Dhaliwal

Rhiarna is a British-Indian architectural designer, researcher and educator whose work investigates environmental and political systems that affect the future of landscapes and ecosystems. Rhiarna currently co-runs the architectural design studio ADS8: Data Matter at the Royal College of Art and is a co-founder of the all-female design collective Xcessive Aesthetics.

Derin Fadina

Derin is an architectural designer with an interest in the social and cultural conditions of cities, and the role people and buildings play in shaping them. Alongside practice, he has previously held teaching and research positions at the University of Westminster, where he is currently a regular visiting critic.

Mahika Gautam

Mahika is an Architectural and Interdisciplinary Studies student at the Bartlett and a trained Kathak dancer. Mahika is interested in uprooting ideas considered to be traditionally Indian and revealing their colonial past. Through this, she is exploring the facade of multiculturalism in Britain.

Sharon Lam

Sharon is an architectural graduate and novelist who has practiced in Hong Kong and London. She is interested in the stories staged by built environments, especially when they transcend the systems of power that created them.

Alistair Napier

Alistair is a British and Indonesian architectural designer and writer from north London. He is a member of the research-led studio MISC, who recently collaborated with Oil Studios for the video-essay series Keeping Up Appearances. His work explores the relationship of class, everyday culture, and collective identity in post-imperial Britain.

Shamiso Oneka

Shamiso is a spatial practitioner whose interdisciplinary practice spans design research, urban strategy, education and making. Shamiso is an Associate Lecturer at the Cambridge School of Art and tutors at Central Saint Martins. She teaches material cultures, exploring the role of design in the making of collective and individual narratives. 

Calvin Po

Calvin studied architecture at the Bartlett and AA before joining Dark Matter Labs, working with communities and governments on their climate transition strategies. Calvin investigates how institutions and protocols can author our built environment as much as architects. His paper on England’s planning system was shortlisted for the RIBA President’s Awards for Research 2021.

Antoinette Yetunde Oni

Antoinette is a British-Nigerian architectural designer and artist. Her work addresses urbanisation and climate change in the Global South. Antoinette is a graduate from the Manchester School of Architecture and a current Masters student in architecture at Central Saint Martins.