Reframing the profession

21Nov13

Automated design processes, critique on the profession’s culture, DIY-design and wider trends put pressure on the social and public relevance of the architect. On the other hand, architects are crossing boundaries, taking up new roles and experimenting with other approaches, while other professionals reinforce the importance of architecture.

Will architecture dissolve into other professions or will it be able to recalibrate itself?

We are currently witnessing a period of restructuring in several fields, from economics and politics to design and society.

What is most urgent reshaping or refocusing that architecture needs?

Architecture needs to redefine what it can offer society at large. The public see us as the ones only interested in formal novelty and fussy detailing, making everything expensive.

From Failed Architecture. Read the full article here

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