I write in response to Peter Jacob's letter published in AJ 11.01.07. Last June I made the suggestion on my 'award-winning' (i. e. world's worst) architecture blog, www. partiv. com, that when an architect leaves their job, instead of their collection going towards that book on 1,001 cool hotels in Antarctica, why not offer it to all those starving children in architecture?
If, across the UK, only 10 people a week leave, with their collection reaching, say, £20 each, then that adds up to £10,000 a year that could harmlessly be donated to the RIBA Education Fund. And that's probably a massive underestimate.
It's a million-to-one shot, but it just might work! In fact, I thought this so important I made it my 'refreeze recommendation no. 0'! Mr John-Paul Nunes (RIBA Education Projects Manager) never replied, though.
For the full skinny, visit www. partiv. com/2006/06/ architects-pockets. html Norman Blogster, 'Looking at the starchitects through the wrong end of the telescope'