I started this blog with the aim to write regularly. Since then, I have been busy finishing up my studies at the London School of Economics, but now I can finally charge ahead with putting my thoughts online. But I have changed my mind. I will not necessarily be writing regularly…
How an academic curiosity led me on a Caribbean adventure
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In this article, the last of this series, I delve into the economic value of traditional architecture and how to monetise it.
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Many have been writing about the failures of modern architecture ever since its inception in the early twentieth century amongst communist…
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As has been shown in the first three articles of this series, the evolution of our species has left us with innate aesthetic preferences. Summing things…
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In biology, evolution refers to the gradual change of species over time. The theory of natural selection, which was conceived independently by Charles…
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Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. That is not to say, as is what this saying is mostly used for, that our aesthetic preferences differ wildly and…
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Like symmetry, ornament has been a principal feature of architecture throughout history, until modernism rose to significance. Ornament can be found in…
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