Architecture as a Verb
The experience of architecture is overwhelmingly visual – driving, particularly in Western traditions, a focus on methods of representation before a building is realised and promotion through photography after its completion. Visual is fast, immediate, and suits our communication needs to our peers and potential clients. This is very much the outward face of architecture.
Looking inward however I recognise that architecture is not only multi-dimensional (suggesting a broader definition) but also a pursuit (ie. a verb, a process). Part of that process is learning and research – not just at the beginning but an integral component in the machinery of sustaining knowledge and creativity.
Reading and Radio is about words – in architecture and related fields – with the knowledge and new experiences that they bring – to stimulate our imagination and encourage us to think about what we do, without being dependent on printed or projected images.