IHBC commends SLCT/HE ‘Connecting People and Places’ project outcomes

The IHBC’s Chair David McDonald has welcomed the Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust (SLCT) project ‘Connecting People and Places’, funded by Historic England, celebrating Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) influence on the built environment, as five stories from their research have been published online.

IHBC President David McDonald said: ‘It is great to see that Historic England and the Stephen Lawrence Trust have been working together in such a positive way to celebrate Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic influence on the built environment.’

‘It reminds me that professional institutes such as the IHBC take every opportunity on offer to assist the Trust in its objective of supporting young people from underrepresented backgrounds to pursue careers in architecture and the built environment.’

HE writes:

Stephen Lawrence was an aspiring architect from south-east London, who was murdered in a racist attack in 1993, aged just 18…

The Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust (SLCT) was founded in his memory to support young people from underrepresented backgrounds to pursue careers in architecture and the built environment.

The SLCT project, Connecting People and Places, is funded by Historic England and celebrates Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) influence on the built environment.

In the first phase of the project, a team of aspiring architects have been researching and visiting places of historic importance that tell the story of BAME communities in Britain.

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