Douglas Spencer


For Mark Foster Gage, the main issue with suburbanization is its ugliness, for which the alleged failings of architectural education are held responsible.

Britain’s prominent architectural voices defend the status quo.


Ten years of the Architecture Lobby have brought noise, melody, and everything in between.

“For design to play any meaningful part in challenging this state of affairs and its consequences,” Douglas Spencer concluded, “this would mean shifting from its long-standing naturalization of the social to working with and for the socialization of nature. It would mean burning down its own house.”

“Critique means that you are transforming the framework, exploring its contradictions…and every crack you see, you punch it.”