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Bling vs. Giving a Damn

Cameron Sinclair, founder of Architecture for Humanity , gets huffy in the Huffington Post about being stood up by Zaha Hadid at a debate on the Ethics of Architecture. Sinclair found it to be a debate more about personal morals than group ethics – there was apparently little talk about how the profession might adapt to the current economic climate.

Frances Anderton replied to the article, accusing Sinclair of being reductive – the architecture of excess ain’t all bad. “There is a generation of young architects and critics that is righteously indignant at the “architecture of excess”… This group is thrilled that the economic crash has seemingly brought this era to a standstill, paving the way for a glorious new age of architecture that serves humanity.”

Posted by Peter on 10.04.09 in theory




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