AZA 2012 - Re-scripting Architecture
Revaluating the Role of Architectural Practice
As a profession, architecture is relatively young. It had an easy birth into a structured system of gentility and patronage where the demands on it were simple: to make beautiful objects imbued with commonly held, albeit elitist, cultural capital. The growth of society under capitalism has added complexity to the discipline, demanding functional and spatial efficiency – along with the belief that architecture can also solve social problems.