Build Our Nation international project: an innovative educational model for systems thinking in design.
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BASSENESE, S., ESPANYOL, A., RODEGHIERO, B. and TADI, M., 2012. Build Our Nation international project: an innovative educational model for systems thinking in design. In: INTED2012: Proceedings of the 6th International Technology, Education and Development Conference. 5-7 March 2012. Valencia: IATED. Pp. 4849-4858.
Ethical decision-making models grounded in ethical frameworks comprehend elements of systems thinking such as holistic language and value-guided systems. This paper proposes an innovative educational model for systems thinking in architectural design. Academic members, students, and future users work together as an international architectural design studio team to improve specific real-world living conditions. The model of Build Our Nation aims at reconsidering the whole design process by focusing on rethinking design and rethinking construction. In response to the current global crisis in designing and building, the paper argues that more than a responsible behaviour has become necessary. Starting from the educational stage an ethic of resilience should be pursued and that represents the core of the model proposed by Build Our Nation.