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.