Fernan Federici – postdoctoral researcher at the University of Cambridge working in the area of Synthetic Biology.
Brutal is Beautiful: Saving the Twentieth Century (Selected images from exhibition) English Heritage
"In recent years, the bad memories of under-served Brutalist community structures have led to their demolition in communities eager to make way for newer, more traditionally-oriented community structures. Theodore Dalrymple, a British author, physican, and political commentator, has written for City Journal that Brutalist structures represent an artefact of European philosophical totalitarianism, a “spiritual, intellectual, and moral deformity.” He called the buildings “cold-hearted”, “inhuman”, “hideous”, and “monstrous”. He stated that the reinforced concrete “does not age gracefully but instead crumbles, stains, and decays”, which makes alternative building styles superior.”
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