The second cohort of the New Architecture Writers (N.A.W. 2019-20) present a month-long digital takeover from 01 - 30 October 2020 of exploring the changing nature of architectural criticism. Their first discussion, streamed on Thursday 01 October 2020, is a response to their first event held in July 2019: 'Drawing the Edge to the Centre'.

N.A.W. members Nasra Abdullahi & Nana Biamah-Ofosu hosted the online discussion with guests Ibrahim Mahama, artist based in Tamale, Ghana; Akil Scafe-Smith, designer and researcher based in London, U.K & Miriam Hillawi, designer based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

"Going even further, we want to push this conversation beyond the geographical and towards the personal and theoretical. We want to get into the uncomfortable truth of labour in relation to architectural production and making. To critically examine the movement of language that has historically belonged to the 'edge' (like the word 'decolonisation’). If architecture’s intimate relationship with power is essential to its realisation, what does a decolonised architectural practice look like?"

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