The Architecture Of War

What are the moral and ethical issues at stake for the architects rebuilding Iraq?

December 3, 2004, 8:00 AM PST

By Deborah Myerson

Environmental, economic, and social responsibility make up the foundation of sustainable architecture. But architects who sign on to be part of the lucrative reconstruction projects in Iraq have clients -- such as the CIA and Pentagon -- that engage in chemical and biological warfare. Can these architects continue to justifiably claim to be adherents of sustainable architecture, or are they now war profiteers?

Thanks to Deborah Myerson

Thursday, December 2, 2004 in Useful & Agreeable


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