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A Disparaging Remark

If more architecture students understood what a legal minefield they were entering they might decide to go off and do something else instead.

You’re So Vaughan…

… you probably think this article’s about you

Five Critical Essays

Offering hospitality to a dissenting view as evidence that the closure of our democratic traditions is not yet complete.

Standing at the Sky’s Edge

Richard Hawley: “All you have to do is tell the story because what has happened to our country is so dramatic.”

China’s urban dilemmas

For 40 years, China has been urbanizing in order to accommodate its growing population often with scant regard to the finer points of urban design.

Housing: Where Will We All Live?

While the construction industry tries to deal with its economic problems by redundancies and bankruptcies; the big new stupid idea in architecture schools is “degrowth.”

German Right and Left United in Attacking Israel

It’s not the far-right, but the anti-Israel left that has been agitating against Israel in universities and other institutions.

What’s in a name?

What designers do, and how they describe themselves, is important. By the 1990s, the graphic designer and the craft of design was being written out of the script.

Corroding the Curriculum

Parents and teachers would be horrified to find political parties in schools pushing partisan agendas, but seem happy for environmental lobbyists to hand out leaflets, write lesson plans, and prepare coursework.

Houthi nannies

Most environmental activists can’t really be equated with vicious terrorists, but even so, we should be prepared for the next phase of naïve eco-protest.

Hausat? Germany’s housing shortage

More skilled workers emigrate from Germany than immigrate. Of all OECD countries, Germany has the third highest emigration rate.”

China’s Middle Eastern Meddling

China’s isolation from the real world for much of the 20th century’s post-war period has meant that, in reality, it is rather unworldly.