Responsibility within Education.

Continued from: Mindfulness; Deconstruction being the purest form of construction.

Responsibility within education, governing establishments, media, advertising…

Being careful what one wishes for could be said to amount to being careful what one associates with. Be it as important as the schooling chosen for our children, the time taken to retrieve the child within the adult to the seemingly irrelevant yet important significance of the single glazed abode lacking in central heating.

Contemporary living finds us ever wrapped in cotton wool, balancing our diets, obsessively concerning over our health, seemingly aiming at conscienscious levels of consumption in general terms, all searching for the inner stature in liberty. But are we truly conscienscious in our responsibility thus. Do we have any understanding of our trajectory, or have we lost sight of what constitutes a balance in our lives that will contribute to our personal freedoms…

Could we hope to look for resurgence in Brutalist ethics, as paradoxical means of stabilising our vigilant balancing acts from being actually way off balance to begin with? Is it designs responsibility to break this situation down, to deconstruct, or does it in fact already indirectly achieve this by way of illusion?

Of what relevance is this specific subject, its bearing?

Is it sufficient to understand or furthermore celebrate, as design does its own thing, as we meld and attempt to adapt accordingly…

Sticking plasters, ‘over’ fantastic matters..


Mattering in fact to the fantastical;

Yet where to be found. Found in the fall, in the fires, in the streets still yet to be discovered unnoticed or forgotten as irrelevant, stark, dilapidated, cold and brutal.

Is what constitutes relevance a series of concepts contemporary society, at large, appears to have impressed upon itself via a certain common dictatorship. We don’t really suck to believe we are doing the right thing, because outwardly it might look that way, even though inwardly we have a niggling sense of ill ease. We are simply happy to passively consume while ignoring being massively consumed. Ignoring every time to dispute the Emperor’s new clothes, resurgence of ethics we have all but shunned long since, yet fail to recognise in their altered guise. True catalyst to clarity as prompted by revolt.

This could merely be slingshot query, relevant, yet what it means to be relevant, in a world relative. Subjective.

Upon whom is the onus of concern over such things and where does the responsibility really lie?  ‘Must the Arts be Relevant’ ?


Does design dictate the way individuals within societies live their lives, love their kin, or do we dictate to design? Both, agreeably, yet to a higher degree the former.

Less we are to be mistaken, blinded in our shining consumerism, then holism in this sense, would amount to a society having a responsibility towards the concept of de signing, re-educating.

Considering of course;

Deconstruction is possibly the purest form of construction…



312211920518 B derivative final draught before final phase.

To follow; Input v’s Output. Into existence.


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