Bridging the gap between architectural theory and professional practice studies, this book offers critical inquiry into the shifting ground of ethical thought in the changing climate of the global economy. Looking at issues of contemporary significance to architectural critics, practitioners, educators, and students, the book also examines the role of the architectural academy in providing an education in ethical judgement. Including transcripts of responses and discussions among its contributors, a broad interdisciplinary set of perspectives are debated and often controversial points of view are put forward.
Introduction 1. The First Rule of the Architect is… 2. Architecture, Globalization, and Ethics 3. Questioning Progress in the Post-Industrial Landscape 4. Architecture and Ethics: Sixteen Points 5. Building Dwelling Acting 6. Re-Making the Space for Professional Response-Ability: Lessons from the Corporate-Linked University 7. We Three (My Echo, My Shadow and Me): Ethics and Identity Formation in Modernist Architectural Education 8. The Privilege of Ethical Codes 9. Ethics After the Avant-Garde: Criticism and Reflexivity 10. Architectural Ethics, Multiculturalism and Globalization. Index