20 January 2012
in my third year studio, students have been reading stewart brand's HOW BUILDINGS LEARN, a brilliant design manifesto. having just finished the chapter on MAGAZINE ARCHITECTURE -- a passage skewering architects and designers who pander to the public in gimmicky and flashy buildings and spaces -- our conversation turned to the manifesto as a statement of intent by a designer. i asked students to borrow a quote from brand as a starting point...and to articulate a design manifesto for themselves.
so, i began nosing around online for a few examples....and here's what i found:
A TERRIFIC MANIFESTO ON DESIGN EDUCATION
THE MANIFESTO OF THE FUTURISTS FROM 1914
and ONE ON SUSTAINABILITY
what's my design manifesto?
MAKE THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE ONE OBJECT, ONE SPACE, ONE BUILDING, ONE PLACE AT A TIME.