Architecture for All: premiere and panel discussion

The AF and Celebrating Architecture present a new short documentary and debate on widening access to the creative industries


07:00pm, Tuesday, 17 July 2018


09:00pm, Tuesday, 17 July 2018

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To launch our first collaboration with Celebrating Architecture, the AF is screening the premiere of a new short documentary, 'Architecture for All', followed by a panel discussion. The evening marks the start of a programme of workshops, organised by Celebrating Architecture, with pupils from London schools intended to demonstrate the potential of creative learning in the classroom and the opportunities of a career in design. 

The film, produced by The Architecture Foundation in collaboration with the Royal College of Art, Celebrating Architecture, Urban Learners and the Mayor of London, follows Neil Pinder, an innovative black year 9 teacher from south London who is transforming the design industry by teaching architecture in secondary schools. Through interviews with Pinder, his students, alumni and experts in education and architecture, the film navigates through issues surrounding access to the British creative sector.

Following the film, the AF will be hosting a panel discussion where speakers will reflect on their own experiences as students, teachers and practitioners within both education and the UK creative sector

The Speakers

Chair: Joseph Henry

Joseph Henry is a Senior Project Officer at the GLA working on the regeneration team. 


Pooja Agrawal

Pooja Agrawal is Co-founder of Public Practice, and works in the GLA Regeneration Team, overseeing strategy, policy and projects in North West London. 


Adrian Lahoud

Adrian Lahoud is Dean of the School of Architecture at the Royal College of Art.  Previously, he was director of the MA programme at the Centre for Research Architecture, Goldsmiths, and a Research Fellow at Forensic Architecture.


Neil Pinder

Neil Pinder is the founder of 'Celebrating Architecture' and he is also a secondary school teacher of design and product design. 


Akil Scafe-Smith

Akil Scafe-Smith is an urban designer and researcher. He is an associate of Public Practice and a founding member of the interdisciplinary design collective Resolve.


Rosa Uddoh

Rosa Uddoh is an artist living and working in London. Before studying Fine Art at the Slade, Rosa had also trained as an architect and worked with Sam Jacob Studio.