Welcome to 2019; polarizing political views are an ever-present reality and it doesn't seem to be improving. Whether you live in the US or on the other side of the globe our environments are actors in the theater of influence. What happens when design becomes part of the equation?

Write a short story that puts into narrative how architecture and the built-environment affect the lives of the people in power and those on the fringes of society. 

How does it aid the status quo or give opportunity for change? How can it give life to leadership or perpetuate isolation? How does it challenge characters and personalities?

Through your creative writing, you can capture an angle of reality that no other person can. Perhaps your story is about a boy living in colonial Africa who is told his culture has nothing to offer or maybe a woman in urban America who is struggling to get out of public housing; it is up to you.

Craft your story, make it unique and impactful, we can't wait to see what you create.