I recently graduated from the Royal College of Art with a master’s degree in architecture after spending three years working in offices in the UK and Spain. I am currently, a member of the New Architecture Writers and have written about marginalised communities for various magazines such as VICE and have spoken on news platforms which include Sky News and the Guardian. Last year I co-founded POoR Collective, an organisation that focuses on the development of communities through the elevation of young people and have been working towards delivering projects that engage the younger generation.
Drawing the Edge to the Centre
An evening of discussion curated by members of BAME design criticism programme, N.A.W. Speakers included Hanif Kara, co-founder and director at the world-leading engineering firm AKTII, Gurmeet Sian, founder of Office Sian, Chrystal Genesis, journalist, curator and host of award-winning independent Stance podcast, Rupesh Varsani, former Development Manager at Almacantar and Siufan Adey, NAW alumni and video production assistant at Dezeen.
Scale Rule Next Generation Design
Two-day pavilion competition at Grimshaw’s Clerkenwell office for GCSE students. Shawn was invited to sit on the judging panel on behalf of POoR collective to judge student designs which were originally going to be constructed in 2020 for Clerkenwell Design Week.