Brilliant article by David Chipperfield and well timed, during a period where discussion around Brexit and impact on our profession had gone uncomfortably quiet for a little too long.
Women have been shouting about this for years, you are so right that it is the time for men to speak up...
'Men – especially those in power – need to speak up and act'.
MIPIM needs to be a welcoming place for everyone. If the pretext for winning work has sexist and demeaning undertones, what chance have we got for equality throughout the project. Change in the profession needs to start at high level to set the benchmark and the tone.
It is quite an amazing building. I love this 1991 documentary with Piers Gough and Janet Street-Porter currently on BBC iPlayer:
Comment on: Why the Garden Bridge should be built
The Garden Bridge is the Juicero of Architecture.
As an EU citizen, I think we need to look at the option of leaving. There is currently no security for residency in the UK for EU citizens. EU offers permanent residency once you have been resident for over 5 years but the UK bureaucratic process makes this very difficult and the outcome is not certain.
The whole notion of nationality needs to be questioned. My citizenship is in a country of which I have never been resident and I am sure this is the case for many. The UK is my home.