It’s been a long time between posts as I wait for a couple of projects to be completed, teaching winds up for another semester and life generally gets in the way of finishing a post, despite the drafts piling up…
BUT, Transform – the fantastic day long conference about ‘altering the future of architecture’ is certainly something someone interested in ‘redefining architectural practice’ would be remiss NOT to comment on. Especially as I actually even managed to be there.
So I have compiled my (and other’s) main thoughts (read *tweets*) from the day:
Privilege is invisible for those who have it. Dr Lori Brown
Consultation can be an exchange. Dr Lori Brown quoting MUF
We need to see opportunities to make change at all levels of practice. Shelley Penn
Do we acknowledge all the ways people practice architecture? Shelley Penn
Do you object to the term work/life balance? Everybody
Is change more likely to happen in good or bad economic times?
You have to have a life to be a good architect. Shelley Penn + Lee Hillam
Understanding where you are not so strong is the best path to leadership. William Dowzer
The channel has just been turned off on alternative modes of practising architecture, they have always been there. Dr Karen Burns
There has been a shift in the way we connect and collaborate. Sibling
What happens if we make our city domestic? Sibling
Someone has to be responsible for the soul of the city. Rory Hyde quoting someone I failed to note
Why don’t we have an award for best pro bono architecture or firm with the best gender equality? Dr Karen Burns
Should the development of the brief be part of core architectural services? question from the audience following presentation by Paula McCarthy
Perhaps class differences are a bigger issue than gender. Dr Karen Burns
One day I may even expand on these…If I group them that’s at least another 7 posts.
(and forgive me if I incorrectly attributed anyone).
Thank you so much Parlour for organising such a refreshingly open, honest and unpretentious investigation / discussion of what architecture is. And to everyone who partook for making it even more obvious that I am not alone.
Find our more about Parlour here http://www.archiparlour.org
In a quiet moment we were playing ‘Guess Who – Pritzker Prize’ on instagram:
‘Are you a woman?’
Put down 1.5 / 35 tiles