Archinect - News 2014-04-16T06:50:41-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/46018477/design-s-invisible-century Design's Invisible Century Places Journal 2012-04-23T14:17:00-04:00 >2012-04-23T14:21:44-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1w/1w8qv2b5eqxcndj1.jpg" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>All human artifacts and activities &mdash; not just our objects and architecture, but also our organizations and operations, policies and procedures, systems and infrastructures &mdash; have been designed, and too many of the most critical have been badly done by professionals and politicians who didn&rsquo;t know the first thing about design. While we cannot blame them for what they didn&rsquo;t know or couldn&rsquo;t see, the stakes have gotten too high for us to continue in this way.</p></em><br /><br /><p> On Places, Thomas Fisher, dean of the Minnesota College of Design, argues that the 21st century is poised to become the "invisible century of design" (rivaling the last hundred years, the invisible century of science). Who will be the Einstein and the Freud of the new design century? We need a revolutionary thinkers to identify and solve critical structural problems.</p>