The Fencing of Architecture and The Villa of the Architect

Perhaps the two most destructive architectural typologies we have developed are the fence and the villa.

They have (dis)figured land settlement in a way that has partitioned and controlled the landscape for exploitation, driving human alienation, inequality and environmental degradation on a now breathtaking scale.

Yet the villa, the private house, defined within its fence and boundaries has also been the primary focus for the architect’s work and practice, it has been the architectural laboratory for conceptual exploration, innovation, and a primary measure of architecture.

What is the responsibility of the architect within this complex environmental creative and ethical dilemma…

Join our eminent panel of architects and academics;

as they explore and debate;


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