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The Indicator: The Death of “The Death”

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A few weeks ago, appearing on the heels of a Salon article by Scott Timberg, entitled, “The Architecture Meltdown”, GOOD Magazine published “Why ‘The Death of Architecture’ May Not Be Such a Bad Thing”. Penned by public interest advocate and writer, John Cary, the article offered a provocative corrective for architecture in the Great Recession. In fact, it seemed written for the purpose of provocation rather than offering real solutions. The article, which I will break down by borrowing the language of Buddhism, conveyed Four Noble Truths: Architecture is suffering, There is a way to end the suffering, The way to end the suffering is to follow a new path, and The path is the “emergent” field of public interest design. This is how architecture can rise above the “meltdown” and save itself and the world. Sounds simple enough, right? Let’s do it!

Cite:Guy Horton. "The Indicator: The Death of “The Death”" 09 May 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/233170/the-indicator-the-death-of-the-death/>