Tuesday 2nd June, 6:30-8:30pm. RIBA Bookshop, 66 Portland Place, London W1B 1AD. Tickets: Free
As competition in the UK becomes tighter, architects are keen to find work overseas, often in such places where the prevailing human rights record has been a growing cause of concern and debate for some time. Is the question of ethics in architecture a matter where business must be led by pragmatics of the head, rather than emotions of the heart? Or is compromise a defeat? Are students of architecture being taught about ethics or is it assumed that each individual will do as they see fit when they start to practice? A panel discussion led by Sumita Sinha, Professor Nabeel Hamdi and Anthony Powis discuss this thorny subject, followed by Q&A.
Sumita Sinha is the author of Architecture for Rapid Change and Scarce Resources and founder of Architects for Change, Equality Forum for British Architects and Charusila, a small charity promoting culturally appropriate sustainable architecture.
Anthony Powis is a London based architect who makes public spaces with muf architecture/art, teaches DS9 at the University of Westminster with Camilla Wilkinson, and volunteers on the management team of Architecture Sans Frontieres – UK