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Manifestos: Architecture for a New Generation No. 3

 

  • 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.

 

Joseph Henry (nominated by Asif Khan)

with Priya Khanchandani & Jayden Ali

 

There is the potential for architecture to become more relevant to the citizens of London. Architecture and architects will need to embrace more diversity. It will require the architectural profession shifting into a type of spatial agency resembling a broader architectural culture. Architecture and architects will need to embrace and support more diversity, including both the diversity of practice and the diversity of the practitioners, expanding the worn-out architectural tropes into a more pluralist space for practice and collaboration. The traditional practice of architecture (i.e. the building of buildings) is often slow but the creating of ideas by architects is often not. By architects mimicking the practice of artists in the realms of music, art and fashion and finding lighter and faster experimental ways of improving peoples’-built environment, architecture can start to absorb and contribute to the wider cultural narratives of the city.

 

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