As Night(s) of Philosophy, a working group of ARGUS, the Architecture Masters student association, this year we concern ourselves with questions of the post-anthropocene. This text is an extended version of one of our weekly blogs.
Politics can often be seen as a kind of theatre, a world apart from everyday life where a bunch of fools scream and shout and wave their arms like drunks disagreeing with a rural pup quizmaster. It can be funny and entertaining, but it clearly doesn’t matter much, otherwise people would be talking about it. Politics is clearly not as important as coffee. But what if it was? What if politics was in fact having a huge impact on the way we live our lives, the places where we can live, learn and work, the way we shape our very own sense of self? The United Kingdom is due to leave the European union on 29th March 2019, and for those of us who are from the UK, this matters. I spoke with Professor of Interiors Building Cities Daniel Rosbottom to ﬁnd out about his views about politics within the faculty and the implications of Brexit on his life, his practice and his teaching.
As part of their research project, the Methods & Analysis graduation studio flew to Colombia and participated in a week-long workshop in collaboration with students from the University of the Andes in Bogotá. Editor Elena gives us an insight of her experience and overall encounter with the unique Colombian culture.
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