We are a group of architects, designers, planners [etc.] who have come together to work out how to respond to a Post-Brexit world. One that we believe is full of positive opportunity instead of something to fear or oppose. Our pledges are how we intend to articulate our future stance in this new world. They are a challenge to everone in our professions. Come join us in this brave new world.
We are architects, designers, planners [etc.] who contend that what we do:
What we do is not community activism nor social policy, so stop proscribing behaviour.
Our politics, attitude and tone are irrelevant; is our work any good?
Our work is not a scientific data set; designs should be challengeable
Opportunities should be merited, not arising from gender, race or other special pleading
Universities’ core role is to educate students, not patronise, indoctrinate nor pass them regardless
We should think the unthinkable; there should be no proscription on ideas
Less localism and critical regionalism; more immigration, mobility and experimentation
Formulate opinions that go beyond received wisdom, sycophancy and contempt.
Stop seeing human activity as harmful, the environment as sacrosanct and creativity as potentially destructive
We need something new. Take a stand
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