Social Role

Fernando Pérez Oyarzún

Interview by urbanNext in Santiago de Chile, January 2016

Perhaps due to a misplaced excess in conceiving the discipline in the late 20th century, what was understood as a complete separation between public problems building problems, and the problems of architecture can find a new way of coming together again.

But this social role shouldn’t be understood as a privilege belonging to the profession, but rather a real capacity, by virtue of which architects have to demonstrate that we can contribute to the reflection on its problems and all the restrictions inherent in those problems.