To talk about architecture today, we use the categorically vague term “contemporary architecture,” since we don’t have the benefit of hindsight to analyze which practitioners turn out to be the most influential and which movements are the most significant. However, one thing is abundantly clear about today’s landscape: The work before and after the financial crisis of 2006-2008 is profoundly different. A new infographic by Alejandro Zaera-Polo, an architect and the embattledformer dean of Princeton’s School of Architecture, attempts to categorize exactly how.
“During the last decade, there has been a growing interest within the architectural debate about the possibility of a political re-engagement of the discipline, a subject which had been remarkably absent from the disciplinary debate since the 1970s, but which seems to be back in the spotlight,” Zaera-Polo writes in an essay on ArchDaily that unpacks the dominant architectural themes of the past decade.
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