ManTownHuman - "More progressive than First Things First".
Founded by The Future Cities Project Director, Austin Williams, the ManTowNHuman Manifesto was co-written by Alastair Donald, Richard J Williams, Karl Sharro, Alan Farlie and Debby Kuypers.
Toward a New Humanism in Architecture:
- The time has come to re-think architecture.
- The time has come to re-imagine the city.
- The time has to re-engage with society.
- The time has come to break free from building identity, community, and stability... and get on with building.
- The time has come to challenge 'what is permitted', with 'what could be'.
- The time has come to break free of the architecture of limits.
- The time has come to prioritise the human and downplay - and exploit - the so-called natural world.
Austin Williams' opinion on The Future Cities Project website states, "Sustainability is killing creativity" ...really!!? As an advocate of creativity and sustainable design, I feel this is a debatable argument. How can architecture and building be as imaginative as it is (required to be) ecologically sound? Saddened to have missed the launch event last night.