Scaffold Episode 60: Paloma Gormley

Paloma Gormley is a founding director of both Practice Architecture and Material Cultures, bringing together design, research and action towards a post carbon built environment.

Paloma Gormley is a founding director of both Practice Architecture and Material Cultures.

"There’s an inherent tension in the work that we’re trying to do, in that we’re trying to change the nature of authorship – there’s a real risk with the rise of technology, it follows that power, agency and authorship become concentrated into fewer and fewer hands […] One of the things that’s exciting about building with natural materials is that those technical barriers – which we’ve created with petrochemical culture and their associated layers of liability – in a way a lot of that ‘technification’ goes out the window, and you’re back to a much more straightforward way of doing things.”

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Scaffold is a podcast series featuring interviews with architects, artists and designers. Hosted by Matthew Blunderfield and produced by the Architecture Foundation, it is available on Apple PodcastsSpotify, and most major podcast streaming platforms.

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