I am beyond excited because the Public Interest Design Week is coming up! What is Public Interest Design? Well, let me sum it up for you. It is using design as a method of making the world a better place and by helping others through the things we can, such as architecture and design. If it helps, you can think about emergency shelters, affordable housing, etc.
The College of Design is a proud host of the first, ever, Public Interest Design Week during March 19-24. This week is full with good stuff, great speakers, amazing projects, and many more. The best thing is, it will be in Minneapolis! At the College of Design! Right at Rapson Hall! Moreover, students can attend at a very discounted price, and even free for some events. There is no excuse not to attend.
It is a big deal. People are coming from all over the country and around the world for this event. This is a must attend for us. There are many things you can do as an architecture students relating to public interest design. Our graduate students have done some work in Haiti, the B.D.A. program also have some courses relating public interest design. We also have several student group on campus such as Freedom By Design, doing great works for our community. It is important as a designer that we all take responsibility in creating the world a better place. Be an architect with a good heart!
See you next blog!