John McAslan + Partners will host a British Council event, organised by the Future Cities Project, on Thursday 21st July as part of London's Shubbak festival.
The debate, titled 'The Principled Architect: Is it ethical to take an ethical position?', will discuss whether ethics is a matter for individual conscience or if it should be a social mandate.
Kevin Lloyd, Director at JMP, will sit alongside leading industry figures on the panel, which will be chaired by Austin Williams, the Future Cities Project Director. The panel will be discussing questions such as:
- Should architects refuse the offer of work in so-called non-democratic countries?
-Have Western architects got a responsibility to speak out or should they mind their own business?
-Should architecture always aim to have a 'positive' influence; or should it be and can it be - non-political?
The event will be held at JMP's William Road Gallery and is free to attend. For further information and details of how to register please see our events page.
Organised by the Mayor of London, Shubbak Festival is the capital's first ever celebration of contemporary culture from across the Arab world, running from 4th-24th July with events across the city.
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