Good Deeds, Good Design (Bell, ed.) 2003
This essay was published as the concluding postscript to Good Deeds, Good Design: Community Service through Architecture, edited by Design Corps founder Bryan Bell. The book profiles architects and designers working to provide design to the chronically underserved, particularly the poor, and “operative practices” is proposed as a framework for understanding design work in the public interest. This framework has since been expanded more fully as the concept of “deep practice,” as described in TRUTHstudio’s principles, to understand how design thinking can help to focus and prioritize engage citizenship and work in the public interest.