If You Build It

In the movie “If You Build It” the designers advocate for design through education.  The two designers go into Bertie County and teach children useful and practical skills related to design; such as: cutting, measuring, and drafting.  Other than coming in to the community and instructing the kids, the couple also gave back to the community.  Their idea for the assignment was to have the youth of the community design a farmers market, then work together as a team to give the designed artifact to their community in effort to liven up the dying town.  Design advocacy is often successful because it gives something back to the community, weather it is an actual designed artifact or knowledge or set of skills something is being given back to that benefits the well being of the community.

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If You Build It