A question that needs deliberation This question has been asked several times. Mostly in academic settings, or by ‘thinking architects’ when issues come to a pot-boil.

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Transformations for tomorrow occur only due to actions (or inactions) taken today. Just as our today is informed by the same hindsight, an impossible question which comes to mind is, how does humankind not have the ability to accurately forecast conditions and possess the wisdom to act accordingly. Forecasting future is limited to a chosen few as proven by history.

The key was then to evolve a study tour like no other, one, which would be the strong foundation on which the semester rests and which would provide enough feed to nourish the ideas throughout the design exercises intended for the semester.

The question of a relationship between Academics and Practice in the field of Architecture can best be described as a wicked problem. A wicked problem is a phrase coined in the late 1960s and further clarified in early 1970s to define problems of a seemingly unsolvable nature particularly in social planning.

A question that needs deliberation This question has been asked several times. Mostly in academic settings, or by ‘thinking architects’ when issues come to a pot-boil.