Horizons and Conscience


  • Christopher Platt Glasgow School of Art





collaboration, Global South, student, wellbeing, agency


What world does a European student imagine as they look beyond the Academy towards their future professional life? What horizons can they see which we cannot? Does that picture engage their moral compass, tracking the pressing contemporary issues from Planetary Environmental Crisis to the fragility of the Global South? How do they, as members of an increasingly international community, navigate that moral complexity? When their own future is unclear, how can they design the human future? ‘Horizons’ could be the sixth thematic area in this conference. ‘Horizons’ is closely linked to ‘Conscience’; the former involving looking outwards and the latter involving looking inwards.

How to Cite

Platt, C. (2019). Horizons and Conscience. EAAE Annual Conference Proceedings, 138–143. https://doi.org/10.51588/eaaeacp.26



Author Biography

Christopher Platt, Glasgow School of Art

Professor Christopher Platt is Chair of Architecture at the Mackintosh School of Architecture, Glasgow and founding director of studioKAP architects. His interests cross the fields of architecture, architectural thinking and architectural education. He has taught extensively internationally and recently chaired the Evaluation Panel for the Research & Development Units of the area ‘Architecture and Urbanism’ for the Portuguese Research Funding Agency FCT.