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Edited by Nicola Cortese, Lauren Crocket, Stephanie Pahnis and Senesios Frangos
Guest Editor: Amy Evans
Published 2018

Architecture, since its historical foundations, has been used as a tool for expressing, implementing and symbolising power in societies. Architects have shaped our buildings and cities, yet it has always been at the bidding of regimes of power; emperors, governments, churches, companies and wealthy individuals.

Even the very first recorded words of architectural theory are a glowing dedication, written by Vitruvius, to the emperor Augustus – the most powerful man on Earth. Architecture was used as a means of homogenising the Roman Empire through its continuous deployment of the classical language. The language of corporate architecture plays a similar role today.
Is it the case then, that architecture is fundamentally bound to those with power?
And, what is its relationship to those without it? (Amy Evans)


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