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The coronavirus crisis calls for a new moral and aesthetic code for architecture


I'm very sympathetic to the broad messages of this piece, but need to pick up on the "stop following style or theory". We can't choose not to follow theory, only whether it's bad or better theory. We can accept some form of what has been naturalised as "common sense" or we can critique that to improve theory. The article includes some useful contributions to this: thinking more about process and less about finished product, awareness of circumstance, responding creatively to "climate emergency, biodiversity erosion and social divide". There's plenty of places to look for relevant theoretical contributions. I'd give a special mention to Jeremy Till's "Architecture Depends", or the inspiring writings of Aldo van Eyck.

Posted date

10 April, 2020

Posted time

6:05 pm