Above: Image from The Charter for Change created by Dan Slavinsky
It is always good to keep an eye out for the activities of the What Now Collaborative and what they have to say regarding the state of the architectural profession, and the education system that feeds it. I have been fortunate enough to cover past events by the collective, and also lucky enough to speak in their Charter for Change event (also with ZAP Architecture) held at the RIBA in 2010.
Above: Postcards on display from The Architect? What Now?
You can see my articles on their previous events here:
The group is currently heavily involved in a ‘commission of enquiry’ into architectural education. This involves well known names such as former RIBA President Sunand Prasad, Dikon Robinson, and three other heads of schools of architecture. The result of the enquiry will be known when a report is published in April. Running parallel to this is the ‘Built Environment Education’ campaign seeking flexibility within the built environment. This is being led by Ryder Architecture, and of which ‘What Now’ was part of the founding group.