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Manifestos: Architecture for a New Generation No. 1

 

  • In an exciting collaboration with the Design Museum, ‘Manifestos: Architecture for a New Generation’  highlights the work by 10 emerging voices in architecture, who have each been nominated by established names in the profession, for their impact on shaping a new future for London. Responding to the defining challenges facing young people in London today, this new generation of architecture voices pushing the boundaries of what architecture can be, who London is for and what its future holds.
  • In a series of visionary manifestos, the chosen 10 share alternative visions for the capital’s urban landscape, prioritising collaboration, dialogue, learning and action in response to the real material and social conditions of a city in flux. Check back every Wednesday and Saturday for more.

 

Alpa Depani (nominated by Pooja Agrawal)

 

 

Architects have all the tools, and the remit, to contribute positively to a London that remains inclusive, safe and sustainable. Increasingly, architects are stepping out of traditional roles and finding ways to cross professional boundaries and to collaborate to meet those challenges. This is good, but it is not enough.

 

Look to the mainstream of the architectural profession and it remains remarkably retrograde on issues of diversity, fair and equal pay and efforts to reduce global warming. If architecture is to look outward and to respond with empathy and intelligence to the issues that our capital faces, from one generation to another, it must first look inward, confronting its own bad habits with a willingness to adapt and change.

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