Become an Advocate of a Social-Design Problem
I took a different approach to this problem and thought deeply about what a social design problem meant. It can deal not only with problems in structure and organization of buildings, but also deal with the systematics of things such as our university system. Our generation views University and post-high school education as a mere tool for helping them get into a better career, hence making more money. Although Universities were not founded for that puropose, I feel that where our society puts its attentions and the materialistic values posessed by our society corrupts the University system. This is why in recent decades, University and corporate ties have gotten stronger. More and more schools (such as MIT ) have agreed to provide corporations with research findings, results and/or discoveries in return for millions of dollars in funding. More funding will probably enhance research in the university, but this method corrupts University beliefs and its main purpose in our society. Consumerism has such a huge impact in our society today that corporations are doing whatever they can to stay ahead of everyone else, hoping to achieve a monopoly on anything new that may come around. I believe that Universities have a responsibilty towards the community because the people (tax-payers) fund the University. Discoveries and research results should be used first and foremost for improving our society and not used for profit making purposes of corporations. Relating this to architecture, architects should not only strive to meet the needs of the clients, but realize the impact it has on society from the results of their works. Having been educated by a public funded school, we all have a responsibilty to give something back to society from what we gain in our school. Therefore, profit should not be the only ambition for development and efforts put into a project.