Convivium: Ethics

Convivium is intended to promote lively discourse regarding problems and topics central to the discipline of architecture.


As students of architecture, our positions on history, technology, materiality, usership, and epistemology come to dictate our particular style and practice. Within the act of translation from idea into building, these positions become political. Given the inherently social character of our discipline, what are the ethical implications of this mode of production? What does it mean to be ethical? How are architects ethical (or not) at the level of design? How can architects be more ethical — should they be?

Suggested Reading

  • "Inmediasres," David Bell. (VIA 10: Ethics and Architecture)
  • "Famine, Affluence, and Morality," Peter Singer. (Philosophy and Public Affairs, vol. 1, no. 1)
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