noun: brief; plural noun: briefs
a set of instructions given to a person about a job or task.
In my 4th PRS I will present the architects brief as a transformative trigger. The brief will be a point of departure, to examine the range of forces that shape the 'public' brief in particular, prior to it coming to the attention of the architect. Looking specifically at the context of Northern Ireland, I will attempt to unravel the complex political, social and spatial conditions that give rise to the birth of the brief, and suggest how the architect might intervene in this process to alter its DNA.