Evolution, Epigenesis and/or Recycling in Design Theorizing

Rosan Chow

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When speaking of design theorizing, Jonas has noted that within our field of design research, ‘hardly anyone is looking for connectivity and possible links between different approaches’. This paper contributes to addressing this shortcoming.
I make reference to some recent literature on nature of design within the field and use this literature as a baseline to compare other ideas presented at the 6 th European Academy of Design Conference (EAD06). I examine to what extent the ideas are evolutionary, epigenetic and/or recycling. This paper is a commentary aimed to encourage connecting ideas and building a collective dialogue.

Design theorizing, Meta-discourse, EAD06

ISSUE 0 | July 2006 | 04/10 | Past Radical Propositions