Designing with a Conscience
Architecture has developed somewhat of a social conscience through the years and has started a whole new revolution called “humanitarian design”. Many young architects making their way into the world are trading in the flashy skyscraper to rebuild communities destroyed by hurricanes. The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York City’s new exhibit “Small Scale, Big Change: New Architectures of Social Engagement” shows how modern day architects are incorporating social responsibility with their innovative designs. “These works reveal an exciting shift in the longstanding dialogue between architecture and society, in which the architect’s methods and approaches are being dramatically reevaluated. They also propose an expanded definition of sustainability that moves beyond experimentation with new materials and technologies to include such concepts as social and economic stewardship.”
See some of the buildings highlighted in this ground-breaking exhibit.