An architect of change.

September 28, 2010 at 5:32 pm Leave a comment

The best part about going to events like Architecture for Change and City Lifters is that you’re surrounded by real people who have enacted real change. Some architects are changing the world with participatory design or historic preservation or their own just-do-it approaches. Tons of designers are working on ways to create more responsible housing and reduce project costs (though they could always use more). And everyone seems so dedicated to working towards a world with more good design.

For people like me who are early in their public interest career, here are the two best pieces of advice that I picked up at these events:
1. Listen to the communities that want and/or need change, and
2. Go get involved!

September 28’s daily design idea is strive to be an architect of change.

image from the Manchester Evening News

This post is 7 of 7 within a series exploring Public Interest Architecture.

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