"An architect knows something about everything," so I look forward to learning something new from you!
Communication is an essential skill for scholars. As an architecture student, at the end of every semester, I have less than seven minutes to present to strangers everything I have done for the past four months and hope they agree with me. To precisely and concisely describe my design is as difficult as coming up with the design. One single project involves much critical thinking and numerous phases of development. Choosing the content and the way of representation solidifies abstract ideas into texts, graphics, and tangible models. Discussing these ideas with others in the field allows evaluation and moves the project forward to a larger scale. This does not only apply to architecture, but also to all fields of study. Lab reports, personal statements, academic essays, etc. share intellectual production to others, who can then react to and advance the progress based on the accurate description of existing study. Communication, therefore, is important for two reasons. Just like my seven-minute-speech somehow manages to do the justice of the efforts I put in during the entire semester, effective communication allows spreading of knowledge and the resultant reaction. Once the conversation starts, the speaker gets feedback, and the audience gets inspiration. It’s like the butterfly effect. And communication is the air that travels and touches others.