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


Whilst I sympathise with the premise of this article, I find it rather problematic as it has fallen into the classic architectural trap of equating 'morals with aesthetics' - which has been a recurring problem throughout 20th Century architectural practice and theory. I would suggest reading 'Architecture Depends' by Jeremy Till as he writes about this fraught relationship that architects constantly make. Architects and architecture cannot (and probably never will) separate itself from theory - as it is the foundations of our worldview and critical thinking, in fact the irony is that this article stems from various lines of already established theoretical thinking and research! Instead of developing 'aesthetic codes', I would suggest that architects and architecture focus on working with others towards becoming the collective voices and transformative agents for our society and the environment - particularly for those parts of our society that do not have much of a voice.

Posted date

11 April, 2020

Posted time

8:20 am