The Whole City Catalogue
 TAKING BACK THE NARRATIVE
Not only can ordinary people not engage in the relative issues that effect their lives because they do not have the language to join in the discussion. The very experts of their own conditions are not even invited to the table where the discussions and decisions take place in their name. We are experiencing the social cleansing of working class language and vision.


Is it a surprise that we lack, representation, consultation and agency when it comes to the important things in life. For instance housing and planning. People are expected to learn in their spare time the language of construction, economics, and architecture, in order to participate. Or else you just live in what you get. If you are lucky to get anything at all.

Most ordinary people think in terms of homes, but houses are generally designed as mathematical units rather than homes. Economic expediency, profitability and privatisation is what creates the narrative in planning and building rather than creating sustainable homes for people.

While the non debatable conspiracy of good taste and trendy architecture, destroys the vernacular, in the constant battle of form over function, cheap build and repetition over durability and sustainability pollutes the landscape. A process which in turn facilitates the destruction of working class visual history, such as closed schools, public institutions and social centres, whose reference can be eradicated from the social conscience to allow uninterrupted acres of  a scorched earth policy of building bland, glass, steel and concrete overpriced living units for profit.

For instance housing and planning. People are expected to learn in their spare time the language of construction, economics, and architecture, in order to participate. Or else you just live in what you get. If you are lucky to get anything at all.Most ordinary people think in terms of homes, but houses are generally designed as mathematical units rather than homes. Economic expediency, profitability and privatisation is what creates the narrative in planning and building rather than creating sustainable homes for people.

While the non debatable conspiracy of good taste and trendy architecture, destroys the vernacular, in the constant battle of form over function, cheap build and repetition over durability and sustainability pollutes the landscape. A process which in turn facilitates the destruction of working class visual history, such as closed schools, public institutions and social centres, whose reference can be eradicated from the social conscience to allow uninterrupted acres of  a scorched earth policy of building bland, glass, steel and concrete overpriced living units for profit.