Brexit’s effect on Architecture

Last Thursday, Great Britain voted to leave the European Union, with a margin of 52% to 48%. The result was a huge surprise—especially for those in creative industries like architecture, many of whom publicly supported the Remain campaign. While no official exit strategy is yet in place, within hours of the ‘Brexit’ vote becoming clear, the British pound dropped 10% in value against the US dollar (the lowest it’s been since the 1980s). Prime Minister David Cameron resigned shortly after, and many British architects are wondering what the hell will happen now.

Speaking from his position as Principal Lecturer at the Manchester School of Architecture, Rob Hyde joined us on the podcast this week to talk about the mood in the UK post-Brexit, and how architects are carrying on. Let us know what you think of the Brexit decision in the comments.

Listen to episode 70 of Archinect Sessions, “A Bit of Nervousness”:

Shownotes:

Rob Hyde’s reference to the “Overton window” shift of perspective around Brexit

Harriet Harriss on Brexit in Architects’ Journal (paywall)

The Spectator article Rob references, accusing MP Boris Johnson of lying

Searches for “what is the EU” spike after Brexit decision

 

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