Gülce Özmen is a student of architecture at Izmir University of Economics. She is also an active voice in the Izmir Cut|Paper community.
Ms. Özmen is recounting her experience at a forum of architectural students in Istanbul. The attendees identified challenges faced by students of architecture, such as:
intensity of education; grade worries; comparisons with educational systems abroad; lack of support; and apathy.
Ms. Özmen says that students are able to counteract these negative effects through organization and active involvement. She is giving some examples from her experience with the Cut|Paper community.
Many students are concerned about the relationship between computation and design, especially with regard to scripting tools that are applied, but not understood. Students especially want to understand the theoretical bases for these techniques.