News and events
'She is an architect' international exhibition, Shanghai, July 2022
The Gendered City, keynote speech, July 2022, Space Studies London
Decolonising history, lecture for the South Asian history month, lecture for Royal National Institute for the Blind, July 2022
South Asian History month, lecture for the Paradigm network, September 2022
Sumita is a nominated candidate for the RIBA Presidential election 2022
Read the endorsement by past President, Jane Duncan OBE here
Watch her campaign videos here-
I pledge to achieve the following in my two years of presidency
1. an Enabling RIBA
RIBA backed PI insurance with premiums based on size of practice, projects, and government backed insurance for risky work. Since the last four years, I have been working with people affected by the cladding crisis, builders, charities, and insurers.I would include free CPD for core competencies as part of membership benefits.
2. an Inclusive RIBA
Technology and people enabled ‘RIBA presence’ in the UK and abroad for members to network, learn and share. I will also enable the RIBA supported physical library of resources for those in need for every region. This would also be a climate friendly initiative.Reduced rates room hire for regional and International members at 66PP.
3. an Ethical RIBA
Extend the ‘RIBA Compact’ to include an ethical charter for students and employees, with an annual award for best practice. I will advocate for a curriculum that recognises and redresses predominant colonialist social narratives; And emphasise the critical role that diversity and inclusion plays in fostering creativity, equity, and respect.