Building Beauty - a new program teaching students to help heal the world

Building the pergola in the Sant’Anna garden.

Building the pergola in the Sant’Anna garden.

The beauty of buildings and places is not a luxury, it is a necessity if buildings are to be cared for over generations and therefore sustainable in the long term. Building Beauty is a new one year post-graduate program teaching an integrated process of design and making. Its ultimate goal is learning to create wholeness, beauty and life in the world. This program, based on Christopher Alexander’s theoretical and practical work, explores the new convergence of sciences and the arts in the direct practice of making.

This new paper describes Building Beauty’s roots and intentions. It also invites the participation of those who are in sympathy with our goals and aims.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/q3vg3vlcqtqld74/BB%20paper%20for%20WREC-WREN_v2.pdf?dl=0

Maggie Moore