Patricia Cué, Assistant Professor
School of Art, Design, and Art History / San Diego State University
MySpace and Flickr. This is the generation that experiences culture, their own and others, through the Internet. The world for these students has become an abstract and very accelerated blur, an entity made up more of information than realities.
In my teaching I have used an array of cross-cultural experiences that have given design students the possibility to get in touch with life, with their audiences, and to immerse themselves in new realities that have prompted them to rebuild their personal aesthetic and to develop a renewed sense of responsibility as designers.
Assistant Professor of Architecture
University of Kentucky
Beautiful buildings cannot solve public problems, especially ones that involve hundreds of trucks, thousands of cows, and tons of manure.
The visual design research architects produce – diagrams, maps, and drawings – has significance beyond the final form of a building. Architecture can do more than just design buildings, it can also visualize the physical, social, and economic impacts of an institution.