Students in the Built Environment PhD program at the University of Washington will be hosting a symposium on the morning of Friday, May 3rd in Gould Court. The impetus for the “BE+ More” symposium centers on defining the “built environment” as an educational framework. Specifically, what makes us more than merely a aggregation of departments each connected to their own disciplines and professions? The symposium format will consist of three moderated discussion panels, one of which I am excited to announce will focus on the topic of Critical Design.
More information to follow over the coming weeks, but in the meantime…mark your calendars! It is sure to be an intellectually stimulating conversation. And for those of you outside the college who have ever asked yourselves, “The built environments–what does that even mean?”, this is our attempt at answering your call.