Science and Technology for Sustainable Well-Being
Technology should not be about the advancement of technology just for technology's sake.
It is more about advancing technology in the context of a desire to improve the human condition. This mission necessarily entails attention to the social as well as natural sciences; attention to the embodiment of science in technology through engineering; and attention to the processes through which understandings from the natural sciences, the social sciences, and engineering influence—or fail to influence—public policy.
How does that apply to the field of design and specifically new inventions in the field of architecture? How can new technologies in design enable people to engage and make them aware of their individual contribution? How can Architecture support our needs and give a feeling of value that tends to generate and maintain an atmosphere of confidence? How can we create a positive culture of well-being where everybody is encouraged to contribute and interact? How can architecture curate identity and a sense of belonging?