Designing a Code of Ethics for Architecture
Date: 10 July 2017
Venue: Future Cities Catapult
Panellists: Harriet Harriss, Senior Tutor, Royal College of Art
Alastair Parvin, Director, WikiHouse Foundation
Kyle Buchanan, Director, Archio
Gemma Ginty, Urban Futures Lead, Future Cities Catapult
MoA’s thematic programming on Architecture and Citizenship explores the relationship between politics and the built environment with the aim of helping architects become active agents of social change.
In the context of today’s political, cultural and social challenges, should architecture have a code of ethics? As a conclusion of our year-long programming on Architecture and Citizenship, MoA is inviting architects, designers and built environment professionals to join a participatory session on designing a code of ethics for architecture.
While RIBA’s Code of Professional Conduct defines the roles and responsibilities of architects in professional practice, this session will seek to broaden the discussion to examine architects' role in the wider world. What responsibility do architects have in relation to broader social challenges? Should architects be more closely involved in politics? What is architects' social responsibility? How can we define morality in relation to architecture? What constitutes ethical practice? Join us to set out the values that you think should underpin and guide the industry today.
In the light of recent events that make this discussion even more pressing, MoA will donate proceeds from the talk to the London Fire Relief Fund.