Commenting on an essay of mine about the scientific aspects and potentials of Christopher Alexander’s lifelong “battle for beauty” in architectural and urban design, Professor Nikos Salingaros challenged me to take a stand on the political-activist aspect of Alexander’s battle. Although politics and activism is not my turf research-wise, I venture, in this reply to Salingaros, to conjecture possible tactics for continuation of the battle and, on the basis of that, a cautiously optimistic estimate of the prospects of victory.
- Architectural and urban design
- Christopher Alexander
- Reform of the building industry
- Sources of ugliness