In the study of Architecture, students are confronted with high workload and substantial deadlines. In the weeks leading up to these deadlines students give in to stress, seemingly unbothered by the all-nighters, microwave meals and lack of relaxation. We are our own biggest fan and harshest critic. Yet, when it comes to wellbeing, a lot of students too easily seem neglectful.
By informing students on the topic of wellbeing and providing guides we hope to positively impact student wellbeing. We want to lift the taboo, allow students to discuss the topic freely and help in preventing and dealing with stress-related issues.
This specific event will dive into the cause and effect of stress and which steps can be taken by students affected by it. What is the definition of a burn-out and how is it related to depression? What are the common pain points we see in design education or the field of Architecture and the Built Environment specifically? What steps can students take when dealing with stress and how can we prevent suffering from these problems?
The evening will be organized in the form of a symposium in order to highlight different aspects of the issue. To achieve this, people from a multitude of fields will discuss the topic.