Friday, May 12, 2006

If Wits had spare cash...

B”H

Hi, I was just wondering, and this is most definately for your participation. If Wits had spare money that they could do something constructive with, what would you suggest?
Better Computers, Chill Room, Coffee Lounge, Draughting Boards, Chairs, Elephants… what ever…

Leave a comment with your ideas ASAP!!!

I just want to know.. ;)

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Mr Gold thang - I think you are a genius and thank you profusely for doing something about all our issues with the wonderful university of the witwatersrand architecture department!!!Please note that I refer specifically to the architecture dept being the poblem as the other faculties seem to have amasing facilities - some even for subjects they don't even take!!!!EG: the math dept have an awesome and I mean awesome pc lab - do they do pc as a subject? The builders - sorry construction students - have their own drawing hall - with beautiful clean functioning drawing boards - that - imagine this - even have their own chairs. the engineering students - have not 1 - not 2 - but at least(there may be more) 3 drawing halls which are used only at exam time - full of hundreds(this is not an exaggeration) of nice clean newish working drawing boards - also with their own chairs(imagine having a chair to sit on! Then to answer your question of what WITS - the whole university here - could spend some spare cash on - how about a parking garage - my sugesstion - demolish the eyesore disfunctional architecture building - how ironic that the most hideous of all the hideous wits buildings - houses the archi dept - and replace it with underground parking only for the archi students with a new functional archi building on top - this would solve your acces issue - tink 4am leaving the building you can leave through the car park - alternativley elphants may not be a bad idea - could ride them up yale road to get to class!!!!!!!!

well peeps - thats my contribution - hope that some of the profs are reading this stuff - and realising that things aren't going to be so peaceful for much longer - maybe in true wits fashion - we should riot????just a thought - havent had one of those for nearly two years!!!!!!

phil(sorry have once again forgotten my blog details)

fayj said...

I think its a cool idea to knockdown the eysore, but practically speaking even if they had money I doubt it would be done.

The ARC was at one time investigating opening up a coffee shop-I think that would be a cool.

Maybe we can get some big company to sponsor a whole new lab and just chuck out the old. Hmm.

Anonymous said...

along with chucking out with the old lab, janice must be chucked as well!!!!!!!

fayj said...

well thats a given!

Anonymous said...

I think that if they had 'spare' money they sould move the university to Cape Town so you could have a view of the sea (or mountain)

Justin said...

Well when it comes to the cadlab, nothing works... therefore nothing is being done correctly and therefore the opposite of what is being done should be done.

Make Sense? If not forget about it and fix the cadlab, and for the hell of it build three more.

Get someone who can administer all this expensive equipment and ta dah... we have a problem solved...

Simpler, Better, Faster
Enjoy
J.

Justin said...

Okay... so then theres everything else. Some of the Everything being the studio. Needs alot of help.

In this regard i think it is up to the students to get the ball rolling. But we do require chairs and drawing boards in order to plan our amazing ideas... That means once again we rely and WITS. Which will get us nowhere.

Another common excuse is the years almost finished. What's the point of fixing it now. It needs to happen sooner or later...

Enjoy
J.

Chayneeka said...

Well for starters we could get some computers that actually work,out of 29 computers in the cadLab,on a good day- 10 of them will be working...Since the computers cant be used as a drawing tool,we suppose to draw by hand,but HOW???? when we have shocking tables that should function as drawing boards...we need sponsers,major architectural firms of banks to help us out,coz WITS aint gona do anything...

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