Week 3 | 1/26/2016 | Beauty & Utility

How do beauty and utility interact in the built environment around us? How can we begin to observe and discuss these interactions in productive ways? How might we consider beauty and utility in a business model?
SITE VISIT (6:00 – 7:30 pm): Union Station, Washington, DC
MEETING PLACE: Public benches in West Hall (to the left, as you enter the station from Massachusetts Avenue NE), in front of Potbelly Sandwich. Bring your learning journal and a pencil or pen.
READ: Business Model You, Chapters 1 & 2
READ: Eve, Hannah, “Union Station: A Symbol for Equality,” The Grand Station, https://hannaheve.omeka.net/essay
WATCH: “The Perfect Home,” Episode 1 (47 minutes), https://youtu.be/TdfyEvv-UC4
DUE: Learning Journal response to prompt: “Please share an element of the built environment around you that you find beautiful. Or, share a home appliance or tool that you believe to be both useful and beautiful? Include an image or sketch of the item, and a brief description of why you find it beautiful.”

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