Published in a+t 45 Design Techniques
August 09, 2016
A non-authored type. Type instances
"A design technique is paradigmatic. A definition of technique implies a definition of the object to be designed. More than a mode of action, a technique describes a paradigmatic frame that opens onto a world populated by a finite set of existing objects. Insisting upon this point amounts to a repeated affirmation of the peculiar ontological structure that Thomas Kuhn repeated so often and so tentatively in his seminal work on the structure of scientific revolutions; a change in paradigm changes the world itself. The world of a new paradigm is different precisely because and only insofar as it is populated by a radically different set of objects."
Text extracted from the article "Non-authorship" (a+t 45 Design Techniques), by Collin Gardner.
a+t 45 Design Techniques looks at different approaches to the creative moment. Authors such as Lacaton & Vassal, Langarita-Navarro, Momoyo Kaiyima and SO-IL reveal their modus operandi, explain how they tackle the project and discuss motivation, devices, influences, justifications, effects and the origins of their design techniques.