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Design is an Element of Social Responsibility

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Design is a means toward accomplishing the end goals of serving markets and generating profits. Furthermore, design is an element in social responsibility. Good design allows “form to complement performance.” The way things look is not irrelevant to the way things work: how they work is how they should look.

— Thomas F. Schutte

Image from the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). Small Scale, Big Change: New Architectures of Social Engagement was a show on display from October 3, 2010 through January 3, 2011 presenting eleven building projects on five continents that bring innovative architecture to underserved communities.