Architecture – and its ability to bring joy and purpose – is central to civic life and society’s wellbeing. Architects’ work impacts on population health, influences our health, affects the environment and shapes how we interact with one another.
This workshop asks us to consider what constitutes the key issues affecting contemporary society and the built environment. And in turn, how should architects respond? We aim to investigate and debate a broad range of issues via frank questions covering purpose, roles and routes to power. For example, what place in society does the contemporary architect inhabit? And what moral obligations and responsibilities come with designing the built environment?
Those who control finance, land and decision-making are at the heart of the development process. How might architects better influence and connect with decision-makers so they place design and quality at the heart of new and existing development?
The DISCOURSE workshops series form part of the GIA's new Strategy Committee consultations on the forthcoming RIAS 5 Year Plan.
Find out more about the GIA Strategy Committee here.