The Houses of Parliament needs fixing, but first you need to be clear about its foundations.
It’s a remarkable sleight of hand that portrays design magazines, editors and contributors, who are fully embedded on the inside, as radical outsiders.
Architects have lost all contact with the very people – the public – that they fantasise about representing.
Third Party advisors are putting students and tutors in an invidious position, compelling both to recite the ‘acceptable’ narrative, rather than explore education openly.
Chief Medical Officer, Sir Chris Whitty is senior advisor to the government’s “walking, wheeling and cycling” Active Travel strategy.
The Design Council’s virtue-signalling provides a good illustration of the capture of craftsmanship by the fad for sustainable goals.
Seldom have our local representatives been more authoritarian; implementing road closures in the dead of night. And famously ignoring the results of public consultations.
What is remarkable about St Gregory’s is that it’s not remarkable, just a small parish church. It’s nothing special: just one parish out of 16,000.
Design Declares and Architects Declare are the worst kind of manifesto, signalling their faux-virtue, commercialism, PR, and prejudice.
To claim freedoms we must use those freedoms with judgement, foresight, and awareness about the consequences of our actions for others.