The profession of architecture has expanded and now finds itself in a position to engage with a broader series of cultural references. The architect can now refer to film, fashion, literature, philosophy, music, art etc. and as such greatly enrich the cultural side of the profession. However with such an exclusive focus, the functionality of architecture—the rational and scientific side of the profession—is sometimes forgotten. As there is still much to discover in these more pragmatic areas of the practice, I believe that in the future the profession will become increasingly oriented towards knowledge and expertise . . .
Ben van BERKEL, “Architecture and its Future”
6.30–8.00 pm / Christopher Ingold Auditorium
The Bartlett School of Design
UCL Chemistry Building
20 Gordon Street, London, WC1H 0AJ