Activism Award – NEW

For architects and others working in the built environment, the pandemic has ushered in a new era of activism.

This new award seeks to reward a group or individual that is addressing one of the built environment’s pressing challenges – from issues of inequality and diversity to homelessness – and pushing for real change.

Judges would like to know how entrants have made effective use of the internet to grow their network and advance their agenda during lockdown.

This award is free to enter. A £1000 cash prize will be presented to the winning individual or organisation.

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Function How is you being of benefit? How are you using your knowledge and resources to help solve problems?
Communication How effectively are you communicating your ideas and goals? What technologies are you using eg. social media, podcasts, video? Are you lobbying decision makers to further your cause?
Content What content are you creating that can help tell the story and inspire action e.g. a blog, video, dedicated YouTube channel or hashtag. Is the content consistent ? Is it compelling?
Outocomes How are you measuring success? Have you had media coverage? Has your membership increased? Have you attracted funding? Are you moving the needle? If so, how?


  • Ellie Stathaki

    Ellie Stathaki is the Architecture Editor at Wallpaper*. She trained as an architect at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in Greece and studied architectural history at the Bartlett in London.

  • Marsha Ramroop

    Marsha is the Director of Inclusion & Diversity at RIBA. She is an experienced inclusion and cultural intelligence specialist and previously worked at the BBC, driving diverse broadcasting and audience engagement strategies.

  • Rachel Sayers

    Rachel heads up the FCBStudios Equality and Diversity Group and Charity Group, and donates her time to charities based in Burundi and Kenya to provide facilities for street children.

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