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C20 celebrates diversity with SAHGB and Building of the Month 2022

The Jagonari Centre, Whitechapel (Matrix, 1984-7).

Image by Pam Isherwood.

Throughout 2022, C20 Society will be partnering with the Society of Architectural Historians of Great Britain’s Equality Diversity & Inclusion (ED&I) networks for our popular Building of the Month feature.

The SAHGB ED&I networks – namely, the LGBTQIA+ Network, the Women Architectural Historians’ Network, the Race + Ethnicity Network, and the Disability Network – work to ensure that diverse voices in histories of the built environment are heard.

In order to support this aim, throughout 2022, the Twentieth Century Society has committed to featuring buildings that tell the stories of under-represented groups across different geographies and building types.

The project will cover a diverse range of buildings including: Azurest South, Virginia (Amaza Lee Meredith, 1938); Central Hill Estate, Crystal Palace (Rosemary Stjernstedt et al., 1966-74); the Homomonument, Amsterdam (Karin Daan, 1987); St Andrew & St George, Stevenage (Seely & Paget, 1956-60); the Keskidee Centre, Islington (Oscar Abrams, c. 1971); Bristol Hotel, Lagos (Architects’ Co-Partnership, 1955) and the Jagonari Centre, Whitechapel (Matrix, 1984-7).

Authors will include Elizabeth Darling, Ewan Harrison, Kate Macintosh, Jacqueline Taylor, Anne Thorne, Ola Uduku, Rixt Woudstra, and others. The Building of the Month feature is edited by Dr Joshua Mardell.

You can read January’s Building of the Month article here (Kensal House, West London, contributor: Elizabeth Darling convenor for the Women Architectural Historians’ Network).