Dean Ingalill Wahlroos-Ritter, FAIA, was invited to contribute an op-ed for Architect Magazine on the power of architects’ micro-choices. Ingalill’s piece discusses ideas of power and how designers can redirect contemporary narratives through the accumulation of small acts.
As an architect and educator, Ingalill discusses how meaningful change is derived from within the architecture discipline. In her words, “As architects, we have the means to address the thorniest issues through our micro-actions. And therein lies much of our capacity for enabling change. How can we as architects craft a purposeful voice in the conversations— #MeToo, climate change, immigration, automation—confronting us now?”
Ingalill goes on to describe the ways in which designers and educators can begin to create change throughout the profession. Through classrooms, workplaces and buildings, she argues that the power to change the world for the better comes through cumulative effect. Read the full article to discover Ingalill’s ideas on advocacy, micro choices and joy.
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Architect Magazine originally began as the Journal of the American Institute of Architects published in the 20th century. After publication of the AIA Journal ended in August 1976, the publication became Architecture magazine. Once the official magazine of the American Institute of Architects, Architecture magazine was one of the main journals on the subject until it was purchased and closed in 2006 by Hanley-Wood, which replaced the magazine with a new title, Architect. Today, Architect magazine has become a premier site for Architecture Industry News and Building Resources for Architects and Architecture Industry Professionals.