After the first semester, I do know how the Blog system works in the Newcastle University. I do enjoy the Blog during our study here at MA Urban Design. It is recording our life and experience here like the Lancaster Cohousing view and Hexham Cohousing community engagement event. What is more, it is also the opportunity to summarize some ideas or what we have learnt here. It is a way of communication and interaction online at any time at any place.
Here I would also like to say some issue which happen from the feedback of semester one. Since I thought the Blog is like the personal page in Twitter or Facebook that we can post anything as long as it is written by me. In that case, I choose some articles which were written by me when I was in Liverpool. However, I fail to get marks in the Blog sections in the first semester for the obvious reason of 100 per cent plagiarism for some of the Blog I wrote. This is a terrible mistake made by me who I thought some of my articles in my undergraduate study are really worth to share and read for Urban Designers. I feel sorry about that when I know it is forbidden to do so. In that case, I am writing about the latest news I got here at Newcastle MA Urban Design during the semester two and post them into the Blog. After I do this, I find it is the right thing to do because what I have done in the second semester is more about Blog’s original functions of communicating and interacting. That is to say, we have around fourteen students here in total in MA Urban Design. However, we may have different feeling about the same thing happening here even when reading the same graphs or drawings. The Blog is the place where we can show and change our different feelings on the same things. Therefore, to write something about what is going on here at Newcastle University is more powerful and worthier for me and us. That is why I choose some drawings from my Hexham’s project in the Housing Alternatives module.
In fact, after these two semesters I am really interesting in Blog and I am now wondering where there is a place where all the Urban Designers in the whole world can share their ideas and design online. I do know the Urban Design Group but unfortunately I think I am too young too naïve to share my ideas with experienced Urban Designers. I am feeling I am still lack of enough knowledge and understandings about Urban Design. However, I will keep moving and I dare to make mistakes since we are learnt by trial and error. I do appreciate what Roger said once in the tutorial,” in fact, you cannot know anything about everything and even we are not knowing anything about everything. While you are working in the studio just go to your colleagues and classmates to figure something maybe you are not familiar with or you are not clear about it.” This again shows what Blog can do in our life in Urban Design and in other to do that I will update and post my Blog more often and more frequently in the future.