Thinking Ahead: Preparing Young Minds for a Future World
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Change occurs in a variety of ways. Sometimes overnight, sometimes silently over years. Consider the revolutions of the past forty years. Those in 2020 alone. Ponder the magnitude of changes our children will experience over the coming century. This thesis explores the relationship between future realities and our current understandings. Quantitative research, logical argumentation, and correlational research will offer a comprehensive look into the patterns of this ever-changing world. Case study analysis and qualitative research assess learning environments and understanding of building form as a key contributor to user experience. An independent learning environment, a museum of the future blended with a library of knowledge, allows an opportunity for a grand demonstration of architecture’s powerful ability to inspire and educate.