Lawrence F. London, Jr.
As an architect, designer and
educator in the modern era I have been working with the products and processes
of the First Industrial Revolution. I have come to realize that often the
very stuff with which we make things and the systems we mobilize for their
delivery cause us to destroy more than we create. Our pattern of designing,
taking, making and wasting is clearly beginning to cause terminal stresses
in humanity and nature. I wonder if it must always be so.