Join next year's cohort of New Architecture Writers - Deadline: 11 December 2020

Are you a BAME aspiring writer interested in architectural publishing, broadcasting and curation?

New Architecture Writers (N.A.W.) is a free programme offering a small group the opportunity to participate in a year-long series of talks, workshops, tours, writing briefs and other activities, which will be led by acclaimed editors, architects, journalists, curators and broadcasters. N.A.W. is supported by the Architecture Foundation and the Architectural Review.

To apply, send a short CV and an original piece of writing using this online application form. The deadline for applications is Friday 11 December 2020 at 18:00 GMT. 


Your brief is to write a short article picking up on a contemporary issue and developing it for an architectural audience. This piece should frame a political, social, economic, environmental or another story in a way that informs the reader. You should identify a specific issue with relevance to architecture about which to educate the reader, and draw out stimulating conclusions.

Your word count is just 500 words, so brevity is key.


The course is intended for BAME members only. Applicants must be under 30. 

Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, we anticipate that the course will begin online. However we hope that we will be able to return to in-person meetings, and so access to London is essential.

N.A.W. applications are open to all designers and students interested in developing their architectural writing practice. Applicants do not need to have journalistic experience nor necessarily be intent on pursuing a career in journalism.

All applicants must be able to commit to roughly one evening per fortnight. In addition, applicants should be able to commit sufficient time to take on written briefs, which will be set approximately every six weeks throughout the programme. 

The programme will commence in January 2021. 

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