Towards an Ecology of Making

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The material experience and engagement of contemporary form-making, as a confluence of aggregate material-component systems, must be critically examined to (re)establish the act of making as a form of critical reflection, theoretical inquiry, and resistance towards the globalizing tendencies of consumer culture and the aesthetic & technical instrumentality of parametric culture. The current proliferation of procedural, serial production and pattern-based surface systems must be examined within the larger cultural sphere of production, re-centering the designer and maker within a “rational-humanist” framework of “Critical Fabrication & Ecologies of Making.”
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMatter: Material Processes in Architectural Production
EditorsGail Peter Borden, Michael Meredith
Chapter23 PartIV
Number of pages17
ISBN (Electronic)9780203827024
ISBN (Print)9780415780292
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes


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