Dirty theory follows the dirt of material and conceptual relations from the midst of complex milieus. It messes with mixed disciplines, showing up in ethnography, in geography, in philosophy, and discovering a suitable habitat in architecture, design and the creative arts. Dirty theory disrupts a comfortable status quo, includ- ing our everyday modes of inhabitation and our habits of thinking. This small book argues that we must work with the dirt to develop an ethics of care and mainte- nance for our precarious environment-worlds.
Problem Invention - The Artistic Process in Architecture
This evocative and self-reflective book opens broader and pertinent questions about the physical nature of the architectural design process that will resonate with many of us who are prepared to work sympathetically with material. It is the conscious introduction of artistic experimentation in the architects material practice that can gradually enable intimacy, complexity and the shaping of novelty, as Bertram argues. A loving and rigorous attention to making opens exciting spatial questions and prompts´problem invention´. Bertram helps us to understand this process by linking architecture with philosophy, science and art.
Scandalous Space - Between architecture and archaeology
If architecture is a design-centred discipline which proceeds by suggesting propositional constructions then, Zambelli argues, archaeology also designs, but in the form of reconstructions. He proposes that whilst practitioners of architecture and archaeology generally purport to practice ...
Inflection 06 - Originals / Journal of the Melbourne School of Design
Architects are expected to create original ideas resulting in a unique, bespoke design. With the rise of Modern Architecture, originality became ingrained in perceptions of good design. As a result, originality has become a barometer against which we measure the value of design.