As a discipline that is visual and experiential, Architecture is the antidote to sameness, monotony, reductive thinking and worse. Ideas are about the future and require forecasting at infinite, generational scales. So what is the next new idea?
Architects are trained to "think outside the box" and can therefore contribute to solving some of the world's most egregious problems: climate change, world hunger, education, healthcare, etc. It is important for us to engage in the world and to raise expectations for positive change.