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The Art of Experiment: Post-pandemic Knowledge Practices for 21st Century Architecture and Design

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Rolf Hughes, Professor Rachel Armstrong


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A handbook for navigating our troubled and precarious times intended to help readers imagine and make their world anew. In search of new knowledge practices that can help us make the world livable again, this book takes the reader on a journey across timeā€”from the deep past to the unfolding future. The authors search beyond human knowledge to establish negotiated partnerships with forms of knowledge within the planet itself, examining how we have manipulated these historically through an anthropocentric focus. The book explores the many different kinds of knowledge, and the diversity of instruments needed to invoke and actuate the potency of human and nonhuman agencies. Four key phases in our ways of knowing are identified: material, strengthening, reconfiguring and extending, which are exemplified through case studies that take the form of worlding experiments. This pioneering work will inspire architects, artists and designers as well as students, teachers and researchers across arts and design disciplines.

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Author(s): Hughes R, Armstrong R

Publication type: Authored Book

Publication status: Published

Year: 2021

Print publication date: 01/12/2020

Acceptance date: 22/01/2019

Publisher: Taylor and Francis

Place Published: London, UK


DOI: 10.4324/9781351065504

Library holdings: Search Newcastle University Library for this item

ISBN: 9781138479579