Quick intro: I'm a former student blogger with a terrible track record of intermittent, hesitant posts. I started this blog without acknowledging my own fear of writing for an audience of architects. I was afraid of getting snarked at, so I did the worst thing--and said nothing.
I'm now a full-time designer, and I'm on a personal mission to lose that fear of writing, of talking in public, of being snarked at. So I'm restarting this blog. Here we go.
At this point, I'm sure you're dying to know what prompted this [I know, It's so fascinating!--yet another young person making a personal manifesto to say more! be more! achieve! exist online! be a blogger!].
Well, I'm not going to tell you. Instead I'm going to tell you what I'd like to blog about.
I'm interested in alternative modes of practicing architecture, or ways that you can apply an architectural education to other career paths. I'd love to hear your feedback--I know lots of architects and former architects and intern architects and aspiring architects are spending time doing other things. Whether to pay the bills or re-chart the course of the industry, I'm interested.
I'm hoping to do profiles on people that I think are doing great cross-disciplinary things, people that have 'defected' from architecture and are using their expertise in other fields, people that are practicing architecture in weird or unexpected ways, architects that switched into the profession from something else. If you have suggestions or thoughts, let me know!
If I'm covering already-trodden ground, I don't really mind. I'm not pretending that alternative practice is a ground-breaking idea. This is my own search for answers. This blog is epistemic [whoa, that's right, throwing around big words now]--it's about a process of discovery, which hopefully will be it's own reward.
Thanks for listening.
We live in uncertain times. Let's use the uncertainty to redefine the way we are valued and the way we measure ourselves, to create the context for the change we want to make.