One of the big questions about conscience is when and where it comes into play. This question was the underlying thread to the discussions at the RIBA J 120 series discussion Collective Conscience. As the protagonists and a disputatious audience gathered at the RIBA in 66 Portland Place it was clear this debate was going to take some thrashing out.
Chair RSA Matthew Taylor’s summings up were sharp and almost sassy and often witty. But he also had his own question, born out of his six years at the RSA, about the important of the social value of design. ‘Is a beautiful drone good design?’ he asked.