Architects are increasingly chafing at what they see as the political limitations of their profession.
Leading architects, including Thom Mayne and Rem Koolhaas, have been outspoken in recent months about trying to change that. They want to leverage their fame into clout and, by operating more strategically, move closer to the centers of power.
The horrifying part is not architects in politics; I'd like to see Andres Duany in office, for example. But Mayne and Koolhaas? On what basis? Have they ever said anything of wisdom about cities or their governance? Tell me.