Auburn University School of Architecture Bill of Rights.
Authors: The students of the School of Architecture
Studio/Lab is a rare environment. One develops one's ideas, projects, and self by way of experimentation, collaboration, and expression. Studio lab is a fragile balance between personal spheres that overlap to create a series of relationships. It is only when equal respect is paid to all when the studio/lab can operate to full potential. Without this balance, this equality and respect, studio/lab can become unhealthy, a blockade against all that it should be.
Go to www.wikifish.org to see an on going investigation, and multiple case studies which works to establish and protect the delicate collaborative environment of studio/lab culture, and to serve as a protocol and reference guide to keep these balances in check.
The Right to have personal property respected.
When one's work and property is not respected, the environment of the studio suffers. No relationship can be founded on mistrust. Since studio/lab is about forming relationships, growth stops in studio when trustful relationships cease.
The Right to have an environment where all ideas and beliefs are respected.
Whether one agrees or disagrees with another's belief, the studio/lab is a place that guarantees the right to express that belief without persecution, so long as it (the belief or idea) is respectful to other's beliefs.
The Right to obtain knowledge from courses and experiences outside of studio.
One should have the ability to expect the courses (such as seminars, rural and urban studios, and Europe trip) that offer unique opportunities for research, growth and experience. The more experiences and knowledge one gains directly affects the studio/lab environment by way of allowing more connections to be made, thus enriching the studio as a whole.
The Right to a healthy environment.
A healthy studio/lab environment that is orderly, safe, and free from toxins is crucial to the development of a studio/lab space. Just as our bodies function better while healthy, a studio/lab functions better while healthy.