World Architecture Day, celebrated on the first Monday of October, was set up by the International Union of Architects (UIA) back in 2005 to “remind the world of its collective responsibility for the future of the human habitat”. This year World Architecture Day has the theme ‘Culture-Architecture’ and the UIA invites its members to create events that highlight culture as a vital part of the architectural process and illustrate its potential to help resolve the challenges architects face in the practice of their profession.
This celebration is also in conjunction with United Nation’s World Habitat Day. The purpose of World Habitat Day is to reflect on the state of our towns and cities and the basic right of all to adequate shelter. It is also intended to remind the world that we all have responsibility to shape the future of our cities and towns.
So plenty of excuses to celebrate the extraordinary capacity of architecture and the social responsibility architects have in the future of our habitat. So take some time out to have a look at our amazing architecture collection here at the library, for example: