The word ‘empathy’ has a nice, kind ring to it: “someone has thought of me”. With the COVID-19 epidemic, however, the meaning of the word seems to have expanded and gained gravity.
Today, awash with material plenty, we have an ambivalent attitude towards handcrafted items.
What purpose do rules and regulations serve in the field of architecture?
What do togetherness, communities and participation mean for contemporary architectural practice? Do we need shared visions for the future?
Although the impact of economic trends on architectural practice is very real, as a profession, we seem not too keen on looking into the structures of the economy.
Does anyone know of an architect who would not want to work in a sustainable manner?
We have started to apply the word design to almost everything and anything. The term has become commonplace, and its meaning has expanded to also incorporate other things besides industrial design.
Housing affects everyone. This can also be problematic.
For a long time, architects have constituted a rather homogenous species. In a small country like Finland, uniformity has been an asset and the architect-identity, at least to a degree, a shared experience.