50 Manifestos of Contemporary Architecture

50manifestosIcon magazine, a British architecture journal, commissioned 50 well-known architects for a manifesto about the contemporary condition of architecture.  Read them: they are all quite short, quickly written.  The results are all over the board, but a nice summary of the “contemporary state of architecture.”  See Icon Magazine, August 2007 edition.

What would your “manifesto” be, if you were asked?  Do you have a “counter-manifesto” to offer up on any of the ones you read?  What do you think architecture ought to be today? What are the most important issues we ought to focus on as archtiects?  How about as architecture students?  What do YOU want to focus on, now or in your career?  Why is architecture important?  How has architecture changed since Aug. 2007?  What can architects do to make the world a better place?  Send in a comment, perhaps we can assemble our own 60+ manifestoes from the CMU class of 2013.  Go for it!

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