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Portrait of Sylvia Aehle

Sylvia Aehle shares her experiences as a black female working in architecture in this week's Dezeen Weekly newsletter

The latest edition of our Dezeen Weekly newsletter includes Sylvia Aehle describing her experiences as a black female working as a Part 2 architectural assistant in London.

According to Aehle, systemic racism is still prevalent in architecture. Writing for Dezeen, she says "It is easy for people to say that racism does not exist in the UK." She therefore aims "... to shed light on what it is like walking in the shoes of a black woman within architecture."

In response to the story, one reader commented, "Thank you Sylvia, for an excellent piece – and yes to such open, brave and honest conversations changing the architectural profession".

Hale Lana by Olson Kundig
Olson Kundig Hale Lana house rises above lava field in Hawaii

Other stories in this week's newsletter include a house on a lava field in Hawaiia Kengo Kuma-designed chicken coop and a 2.8-metre-wide home built in a disused alley in Peckham, London.

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