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Harriss, Harriet, 2016, Conference or Workshop, Speaker at 'Architect Mavericks - A thing of the past?' at Debates, the Royal Academy, London, UK, 25 Feb 2016.

Abstract or Description:

What marks out mavericks from other architects is the way they embrace risk – whether professionally, by striking out on their own, or creatively, by refusing to conform to the norms of architectural taste or convention. Recent years, however, have seen the risks for young architects grow considerably. Seven years’ training leaves most architects beginning their careers saddled with tens of thousands of pounds worth of debt, putting pressure on even the best young creative minds to conform. At the same time, as land prices skyrocket developers are becoming more and more risk-averse and less willing to roll the dice and embrace unorthodox or original approaches.

In this event, a range of speakers debate what future there is for maverick architects – if, indeed, there is one. What changes to architectural education might make it easier for mavericks? Are there sectors of the building industry more willing than others to give commissions to maverick architects? What can wannabe mavericks do themselves to improve their chances of success?

Official URL: https://www.royalacademy.org.uk/event/maverick-arc...
Subjects: Architecture > K100 Architecture
Other > Education > X900 Others in Education
School or Centre: School of Architecture
Date Deposited: 23 Dec 2016 17:37
Last Modified: 23 Dec 2016 17:48
URI: http://researchonline.rca.ac.uk/id/eprint/2635

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