“The idea of design making space has shifted from solely a material practice toward a focus on the generation of unique platforms from which design can engage society and culture in a projective, anticipatory way.”
How is space made and constructed? Designers are intimately familiar with the relationship between design, materiality, and experience–we shape spaces in order to achieve a plethora of functions, including, as this upcoming event symposium says, “making space to operate; making space to engage; making space to profit; making space to affect change; making space to grow; making space to advocate; [and] making space to change the conversation.”
Ultimately, however, we need to make space for design itself, understanding how architecture, landscape architecture, urban planning, engineering, fine arts and communication are all woven together to influence, create and shape physical urban form.
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