Campus Units

Architecture

Document Type

Article

Conference

33rd National Conference on the Beginning Design Student

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

3-2017

Conference Date

March 9-11, 2017

City

Salt Lake City, UT, United States

Abstract

Architects do things. One of the most unquestioned mandates of architectural education is that of ‘doing’: building, acting, making, fabricating. Captured in Le Corbusier’s famous maxim: ‘architecture or revolution’, building is often considered not only the best solution to a problem, but one that gives urgency and legitimacy to architecture and architectural education. Yet the increasing awareness of intimate relations between capitalism and architecture, labor injustices and construction, environmental havoc and urban planning, corporate power and racial violence and much more has put architects in the uncomfortable position of having to confront the consequences of ‘doing’.

Comments

This proceeding is from Build,” 33rd Annual, National Conference on the Beginning Design Student (NCBDS), “Begin w/ Why,” University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, March 9-11, 2017. Posted with permission.

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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Architecture Commons

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