Introducing the 2021 cohort of N.A.W.

New Architecture Writers announces the third cohort of the free, year-long programme for emerging BAME design critics

Founded in 2017, New Architecture Writers (N.A.W.) aims to develop the journalistic skill, editorial connections and critical voice of its participants. N.A.W. focuses on emerging writers from backgrounds that are under-represented in design journalism and curation. The free, 12-month programme consists of workshops led by architects, journalists, editors and broadcasters, followed by writing briefs that are assessed by guest tutors.

The third cohort includes Ella Adu, Gianluca Cavallaro-Ng, Teshome Douglas-Campbell, Shiori Kanazawa, Nyima Murry, Krish Nathaniel, Betty Owoo, Lela Sujani, and Aude Tollo.

N.A.W. is run by Tom Wilkinson and Thomas Aquilina with the support of the Architecture Foundation and Architectural Review, as well as a number of contributors from across journalism and design.

If you would like to support the work of N.A.W. to amplify excluded voices and build a more progressive and representative architectural media, you can do so here.


Members (2021)

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Ella Adu

Ella Adu is a London based architectural designer. She finished her Part I at the Bartlett, and is presently completing her Part II at the AA. Ella’s research interests include placemaking in the context of the diaspora, with a focus on projections of Caribbean culture and musical production in the city.

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Gianluca Cavallaro-Ng

Gianluca Cavallaro-Ng is a Singaporean-Australian graduate student at the Bartlett School of Planning. He is also an organiser with activist groups such as Fuel Poverty Action and London Renter's Union, and is interested in exploring how design can be used as a tool by marginalised communities to restructure cities in their interest. 

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Teshome Douglas-Campbell

Teshome Douglas-Campbell is an artist, architecture graduate and a spontaneous creative mind. He is eager to open architectural dialogue and shine a light on experiences such as his own which are little represented. We are important.

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Shiori Kanazawa

Shiori Kanazawa is currently an Architectural & Interdisciplinary Studies student at the Bartlett School of Architecture. She has a keen interest in sustainability practices in construction and of cities in general, and is also fascinated in exploring the experiential aspects and stories behind common or overlooked architectural objects.

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Nyima Murry

Nyima Murry is a British-Tibetan architectural designer and curator. Nyima completed her degree in Architecture and Interdisciplinary Studies at the Bartlett, and won the Bartlett Medal for her thesis project on radical architectural education. In her role at Open House London, she works as an Assistant Curator and produces Open City’s Architectural Film Series.

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Krish Nathaniel

Krish Nathaniel is a spatial practitioner, artist and policy advisor. He splits his time between Harrow, where he serves as the borough’s Principal Urban Designer and Tower Hamlets, as architect-in-residence for Glamis Adventure Playground. As an artist, Krish focuses on spatial justice, cartography and democratisation and has exhibited internationally.

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Betty Owoo

Betty Owoo is a London based spatial designer and architect in training. She is a Young Trustee at the Architecture Foundation and a recent graduate from the London School of Architecture. Since graduating she has gone on to work for Waugh Thistleton. Her interests include urban landscapes and ecology in the city, and she is passionate about championing underrepresented groups in the public realm. 

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Lela Sujani

Lela Sujani has practiced in Indonesia and London. Through this, she developed an interest in community based projects and context sensitive design. She completed her Part II at the University of Westminster and is currently undertaking the Part 3 course to qualify as an architect. She hopes to utilise writing and journalism as a tool to critically engage with issues related to architecture and the built environment.

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Aude Tollo

Aude Tollo is currently completing her Part 1 in architecture at the Architectural Association. She is interested in west African fractal design and the philosophy that lies beyond it. She seeks to explore the idea of care and time in architecture. More generally, Aude is interested in the spatial possibility of speculating on one's own future.