Archinect - Features 2014-10-20T00:46:56-04:00 http://archinect.com/features/article/27444989/contours-what-should-architecture-occupy-part-three CONTOURS: What Should Architecture Occupy? Part Three Sherin Wing 2011-11-14T12:53:28-05:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/o6/o6jxbxfyfnhqc2i6.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> The results of the OWS poll are in. Now, there are many different approaches to summarizing the responses. One is to rely solely on statistics, but since many of the answers cannot be meaningfully summarized this way, and since OWS itself is about giving people a voice, the best way to encapsulate the results is to quote some responses. Of course, the flip responses were jettisoned because what we wanted were sincere, thoughtful responses, whether we agreed with them or not.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/25372807/contours-what-should-architecture-occupy-part-two CONTOURS: What Should Architecture Occupy? Part Two Guy Horton 2011-11-07T12:00:00-05:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cc/ccbysepz5mzdq1ko.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> Of course, we know why architects are quiet on these fundamental issues of wealth and inequality. On the one hand they are just too busy trying to run their businesses and chase after ever fewer projects for less and less money. The other reason is that architects depend on the wealthiest segments of society for their livelihoods. Thus it <em>seems</em> to provide an obvious reason not to support a movement that stands for social and economic justice and an end to rules that favor corporations, banks and wealthy individuals over &ldquo;everyone else.&rdquo; Again, if you aren&rsquo;t sure what the ruckus is all about, you can do some investigating on your own&mdash;start by reading outside the architectural press.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/25370398/contours-what-should-architecture-occupy-part-one CONTOURS: What Should Architecture Occupy? Part One Guy Horton 2011-10-31T12:00:00-04:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3m/3mhcq4dfgutyifrb.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> Unless you&rsquo;ve been living under a very remote rock, you know by now that the OWS, or <a href="http://occupywallst.org/" target="_blank">Occupy Wall Street</a> movement, with its many offshoots including <a href="https://www.facebook.com/OccupyTheHood" target="_blank">Occupy the Hood</a>, has been continued for over a month, now. And what&rsquo;s more, unless you are independently wealthy or a trustfund baby (and are therefore the &ldquo;1%&rdquo;), you are also part of the 99% of the population whom this collective movement addresses.</p>