New Social Idealism For Architects Needed

A call for modernism to recover the sense of social purpose it enjoyed in the early 20th century.

A new essay by architect Charles Siegel launched today calls for a renewed sense of social purpose among architects. Siegel sees an urgent need to refresh architecture at the beginning of the new millennium. Quoting from the laudable ideals of the early Modernists, Siegel calls for an architecture that aims to improve the lives of the people, instead of simply serving the needs for novelty of the huge corporations that control our world. An architecture that is socially useful will help to start a real revolution, rather than simply recycle the tired cliches of shock and awe that today's starchitects serve up to a jaded public.

Thanks to Dr Matthew Hardy

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