Reading Discussions 4-6
---->4 Is design political? by Jennie Winhall
1. User- According to Winhall, design is becoming something that is done
not only for the user, but also by the user. They are such a large part of
the design process that the designer is no longer the dictator.
2. Consequence- design is a political body as it results in a consequence.
Because design is a personal, social process, it effects people and
1. What consequences have we seen in our own designs? Should we take
responsibility for this consequence?
2. Can design ever be neutral? Are things always designed with an agenda or
---->5 Design in a World of Flows by Thomas R. Fisher
1. Flow- All aspects of life must be joined and thought of holistically.
2. Responsibility- Architects must take responsibility for all aspects of
design to reconnect the flow.
1. Where do we see overlap/ flow in our education?
2. In what ways would we redesign the field of architecture to make it more
---->6 The Redesign of Practice by Thomas R. Fisher
1. Apprenticeship- this seems like a good way for a student of architecture
to learn how to invent and create. However, I think theoretical schooling
is also necessary.
2. Redesign- Fisher feels like the system of both learning and practising
architecture must be reconstructed.
1. What would we be doing right now in a reconstructed architecture
education? What/ how would you ideally be learning?
2. What are the advantages/ disadvantages to different types of firms?