Life is a training course and you are the instructor. You may not think about it, but you teach people how to act towards you based on how you act towards them. How many times have you heard: “No, last time I did that it was terrible so I never did it again.” When you interact with people you are teaching them how to react to you. Often times all it takes is one miscommunication and people would rather avoid you than deal with the possibility of another tense interaction. Really, life is one big play between acting and reacting. Studio culture is a large part of your education and an even bigger part of life when you graduate. Make sure you are interacting with people in a way that promotes trust, care, and understanding.
Who knows you might need to borrow a pencil one day. ;)
At the same time talk (and at this stage it’s just talk), of a possible high speed rail system linking Australia’s major east coast cities - Brisbane - Sydney - Canberra - Melbourne, the Urban Coalition has called for an urban infrastructure fund to attract institutional and retail…
Looking for a quiet space in your city? Stereopublic’s crowdsourcing the quiet is a participatory art project that asks you to navigate your city for quiet spaces. Upload your quiet spaces, share and navigate other quiet spaces in your city. Genius.
American architect Seth Goodman is on a mission to illustrate the absurdity of parking requirements. The above image, shows mandatory parking requirements for office buildings in different American cities.
Goodman notes that the majority of U.S. cities exempt their downtowns from these requirements, but says that’s not enough.”In many of these cities, the relatively small footprint of these exempt areas has failed achieve the critical mass necessary to create robust transit ridership and fully-functioning pedestrian oriented communities.”
It’s kind of crazy right? maybe a way to address this would be to change parking requirements if a building is located within 800m of a regular and reliable form of public transportation? imagine all the extra space!