Transdisciplinary Knowledge Production in Architecture and Urbanism: Towards Hybrid Modes of Inquiry

February 25, 2013|
Transdisciplinary Knowledge Production in Architecture and Urbanism: Towards Hybrid Modes of Inquiry by Isabelle Doucet
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The volume addresses the hybridisation of knowledge production in space-related research. In contrast with interdisciplinary knowledge, which is primarily located in scholarly environments, transdisciplinary knowledge production entails a fusion of academic and non-academic knowledge, theory and practice, discipline and profession. Architecture (and urbanism), operating as both a discipline and a profession, seems to form a particularly receptive ground for transdisciplinary research. However, this specificity has not yet been developed into a full-fledged, unique mode of knowledge production.

In order to dedicate specific attention to transdisciplinary knowledge production, this book aims to explore (new) hybrid modes of inquiry that allow many of architecture's longstanding schisms to be overcome: such as between theory/history and practice, critical theory and projective design, the adoption of an external viewpoint and a view-from-within (often under the guise of bottom-up vs. top-down). It therefore offers the reader a mix of contributions that elaborate on knowledge production that is situated in the (architectural and urban) profession or practice, and on practice-based approaches in theory.

Title:Transdisciplinary Knowledge Production in Architecture and Urbanism: Towards Hybrid Modes of Inquir...Format:PaperbackProduct dimensions:136 pages, 9.25 X 6.1 X 0 inShipping dimensions:136 pages, 9.25 X 6.1 X 0 inPublished:February 25, 2013Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:9400735014

ISBN - 13:9789400735019

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