publication . Part of book or chapter of book . 2012

Slow briefs: slow food....slow architecture

Crotch, Joanna;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2012
  • Publisher: Wageningen Academic Publishers
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
We are moving too fast…fast lives, fast cars, fast food…..and fast architecture. We are caught up in a world that allows no time to stop and think; to appreciate and enjoy all the really important things in our lives. Recent responses to this seemingly unstoppable trend are the growing movements of Slow Food and Cittaslow. Both initiatives are, within their own realms, attempting to reverse speed, homogeny, expediency and globalisation, considering the values of regionality, patience, craft, skill and longevity. \ud The analogy between Slow Food and Slow Architecture are embraced at the Mackintosh School of Architecture where in the third year of the undergradua...
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