Small studies in architectural materiality
Authors: Publication Year: 2012

Within the frame of this exploratory essay, small studies in materiality are introduced as artifacts of relatively simple means, designer driven, and as useful in anchoring strategies to reflexively map research methods in art and design practices. Using concepts from science and technology studies (STS), a series of projects are contextually presented and modes of working are tracked. Small studies discusses how artists and designers can better position themselves to critically assess relationships between the complex, interconnected design issues they encounter in their artistic practices, and the methods they opt to employ. The essay concludes that in fields where art and design are used shape, direct or even generate inquiry; comparative reflexivity in method becomes a critical part of scholarly investigations.

Additional Info

  • WP: Energy efficient use and operation
  • Publication Year: 2012
  • Name of conference: The Art of Research 2012
  • Town: Helsinki
  • Country: Finland
  • Date from: Wednesday, 28 November 2012
  • Date to: Thursday, 29 November 2012

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