Friday, 6 April 2018

QotD:"Engagement with politics is like sports fandom..."


"Engagement with politics is like sports fandom ... -- people seek and consume news to enhance the fan experience, not to make their opinions more accurate."
~ Steven Pinker, from his new book Enlightenment Now

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4 comments:

  1. Hi Peter,

    I am off topic, but what are the current laws in NZ pertaining to the use of the word Architect .
    Can a person with a NZ(Arch) D (and qualified ) who also holds a B(Arch)hons from NZ
    use the word Architect in anyway at all?
    Architect (without the Registered NZIA)
    Also can the same person above who has an acculmuated work experience (working for NZ who are Registered Architects), of 3-4 yrs (get automatic) registration?

    Thanks Peter

    Cheri

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    1. Hi Cheri, No, registration is not automatic. Even with a B.Arch(Hons), the person would need to submit a portfolio and endure in an interview with the registration board before being registered. The NZIA and AERB websites would have details.

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    2. Thanks Peter :D

      I appreciate your kind reply :D

      Can a person with a NZ(Arch) D (and qualified ) who also holds a B(Arch)hons from NZ who has an acculmuated work experience (having worked in NZ for Registered Architects), of 3-4 yrs experience use the word "Architect" in anyway at all?

      Thanks

      Cheri

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    3. Hi Cheri, No, I'm afraid not, which is stupid. Yet further stupidity: the recent changes to the so-called Architects Ethics mean that an architectural office run by registered architects would contravene those alleged ethics by calling such a person employed by them an architect.

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