• Part of
    Ubiquity Network logo
    Submit a journal article Submit a book proposal

    Read Chapter
  • No readable formats available
  • Emergent Processes

    Adrian Lahoud

    Chapter from the book: Architecture Schools in Australasia, A. 2007. Association of Architecture Schools in Australasia.

     Download

    Emergence is a well established though highly contested concept in science that is found in a range of disciplines from biology and artificial life to physics and complexity. It is not in doubt that emergence is of interest to other fields including design, though the manner of its relation to this discipline is much less clear and its effect remains an open question. 

    This paper will argue that emergence has set in motion a shift in the way we understand design. Building on the theoretical and philosophical resources provided by Gilles Deleuze (1994) and Manuel Delanda (2002) in particular, emergence marks a reorientation in the techniques and practices of designing, away from the specific designation of an objects qualities, towards the specific designation of an environment in which the object’s qualities might emerge from a range of potentialities.

    Chapter Metrics:

    How to cite this chapter
    Lahoud, A. 2007. Emergent Processes. In: Architecture Schools in Australasia, A (ed.), Association of Architecture Schools in Australasia. Sydney: University of Technology Sydney ePress. DOI: https://doi.org/10.5130/aab.ak
    License

    This is an Open Access chapter distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license (unless stated otherwise), which permits unrestricted use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. Copyright is retained by the author(s).

    Peer Review Information

    This book has been peer reviewed. See our Peer Review Policies for more information.

    Additional Information

    Published on Sept. 27, 2007

    DOI
    https://doi.org/10.5130/aab.ak


    comments powered by Disqus