Repin from Caitlin. The connections designers make between their work and the surrounding context is crucial. I think drawings like this are a great way to explore these possibilities. Understanding the complexity of an idea at the beginning will facilitate a more playful process.
Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter based in Oslo, Norway works to expose the tensions between local and global, natural and artificial, virtual and real, and immobility and change. Their clear thinking produces a bold design that is still sensitive to that particular location.
For me this image is about being the ultimate generalist in the sense that as an architect, it is important to understand the ins and outs of the systems within which we work. Knowing a little bit about everything is more effective than being closed to all but one thing.
I think that as much as public interest design is a facet of architecture, there are probably many facets of public interest design that need to be explored. Experiencing the Gezi Park riots in Istanbul first hand have made me realize the need for more flexibility and increased work on the part of the architect or designer across scales.
Repin Lindsey May- This social housing project in Chile utilizes a cross disciplinary model for design. I think a lot of architects talk a lot of about cross disciplinary work, but few actually put it into practice. Maximizing the potential of this method of practice will help give our built environment a more nuanced meaning.