Hi, Ian Robertson here.
It seems my WordPress handle caught some off guard (and honestly, I have no idea how to change how that handle appears when I post WordPress comments whilst logged into my WordPress account). “Artitectus” (or some variant) is the name under which I do my own design work, and as well as being conveniently similar to the word Architect, it also has its own meaning. According to “The Names of Plants” artitectus is ‘completely fabricated’ and ‘fully roofed,’ interested at all scales.
Sounds like a good name for a design firm if I ever heard one!
I believe that the term ‘architecture’ has been vilipended to a mere shadow of its former meaning, ‘Architecture’ it is now only for the effete, for the moneyed, and conversely, ‘architecture’ for anyone who works in IT or comes up with ‘solutions’ for things. This is a shame! There are too many aspects of the world which seem to no longer be designed, they seem accidental, or formulaic, or otherwise created with the least imagination, analysis, and critical thinking as possible. Now is time for the world of atoms to rediscover the benefits of caring about the design, and not just the dollar.
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Now that that’s resolved, I hope together we can design a better world.
- Ian Robertson