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Let's use our influence wisely


Sorry Rory - I think the line should have read 'They think architects still have some influence in the world' The question is how to develop some influence. That has to be achieved obliquely through a new approach. Trotting out the same old tropes is exactly what it looks like - wishful thinking at best - confirmation bias at worst. I don't think architects are as susceptible as Daily Mail readers in looking for justification of what they would like the truth to be. You may wish to consider a more alarming trend brought to my attention by a director of a prominent architect practice - that he was seeing a major decline in young architects from working class backgrounds like his (and mine - and for that matter many of contemporary late baby-boomers). Going back to a pre-WW2 model of public school privilege will damage the profession even further with a largely disengaged public.

Posted date

16 June, 2015

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11:07 am


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