- Globalism: the field has widened and also opened to remote places
- The widening of disciplinary boundaries: the rise of the postcolonial studies and by the impact of environmentalism
- Acceleration of historicity: boundaries between architectural criticism and architectural history have become blurred, there exist new approaches to periodisation.
- Effects of new technologies and media: convenient access to knowledge is a time saver but also sth that makes us lazier.
Ockman, J., Progressive Learning, the Architectural Review, full article available here