Ironic, or not? The sign on the door of the Communications Design Resource Room, 2nd floor, CVAD, UNT
“I really do believe that the world can be saved through design, and everything needs to actually be “architected.”
Says Kanye West, on a visit to Harvard’s Graduate School of Design
A ten minute talk about “green” design and rubber duckies by the author of the Hannover Principles
A short video by the World Monuments Fund that talks about the fate of the town as its mud bricks slowly crumble into dust. Many interviews with contemporary residents are included.
Following in Bucky Fuller’s innovative footsteps, designers participate in an interdisciplinary project that maps world population growth and density into the future. This is an interesting sort of role for a designer, in keeping with tomorrow’s discussion on new directions for social reform post Pruitt-Igoe.
Coming full circle from the beginning of the semester, let’s consider Brad Pitt’s Make it Right Foundation. In Kansas City the group is turning to preservation of existing buildings to create low income housing, rather than building from scratch. This is a greener solution, and one that preserves the landscape and a beautiful building. Very different than the examples we saw from the Progressive Era or even Pruitt-Igoe.