What is the meaning of studying design, today? And, how can we explain what design studies are, without falling into common places such as "to design things and spaces"?
The ultimate purpose of design studies is to acquire a methodology, the ability to face the complexities of the world, and to imagine and design the future - a better future.
Through project-based studies, the Design Area, with its Bachelor of Arts, Master of Arts and Academic Master programmes, provides the students with skills and theoretical as well as practical tools to approach complex ideas in a cross-disciplinary way, and to adapt to change and create scenarios. Nowadays, it is correct to speak about "social design" as humanistic design that puts people back at the centre, in a mutual exchange with society.
Thanks to the permanent dialogue with faculty and professionals in the relevant sector, the students have the opportunity to build their personal path, to follow personal inclinations, and to learn how to manage complex processes, as important as the reached outcomes.
"If I should teach, I would tell my students what compelling things are in the Acropolis of Athens - of which only later they will understand the great superiority" (Le Corbusier).