For reasons best known to the conveners, a recent architectural conference

was given the title ‘Fellow Travellers’.1 This got us to thinking on the theme of

travel. During the cold war the ‘fellow traveller’ was someone sympathetic to

Communism and its aims; someone who shared with card-carrying comrades

a greater or lesser degree of commitment to the ideology and political ends

of the cause; who journeyed with like-minded companions toward a common,

utopian goal.