Jerry is a guest on ‘Architecture for Kids’ podcast and ‘Decency by Design’ debate
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In recent months Antonio Capelao, co-founding director of Architecture for Kids, has interviewed people in the UK architecture scene involved with architectural education outreach work over the last 15 years. The interviews are a fascinating survey of the grass roots initiative to bring architecture into schools and childrens learning. Tate+Co founding director, Jerry Tate was invited to talk about our work with childrens workshops, and with Open City, RIBA, Worshipful Company of Chartered Architects and the Grimshaw Foundation. The podcasts have been produced in collaboration with, and supported by, Built Environment Trust, Welsh School of Architecture Cardiff University and Thornton Education Trust.  You can listen to the episode here.

About a month ago Jerry took part in Negroni Talks ‘Decency by Design’, a series of ‘café-style’ debates organised by Fourth Space. The ‘Decency by Design’ debate examined the concept of ethical practice and what it means in all its forms: ‘What does it mean to be an ethical architect? Is it about the way you run an architectural practice, the type of work you produce, the people you work for? They say that ‘the road to hell is paved with good intentions’ and whilst we’re seeing a growing trend of practices becoming B-Corps, does that mean you’re a ‘decent’ company?’ The interlocutors included Emma Osmundsen from Sixty Bricks, Alasdair Ben Dixon from Collective Works, Sanaa Shaikh from Native Studio and Rob Fiehn. It resulted in a lively debate — listen to a recording of the conversation here.

Thank you to the organisers for inviting us to take part.