The Becoming of Urban Space: From design object to design process

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The theoretical background in this chapter is process aesthetics, inspired by Deleuze’s philosophy of becoming, expressed, for example, in recent theories in landscape urbanism and emergent urbanism.
The concept of design is defined as a process of becoming negotiated between
different social and material agents.
The illustrative case study discussed an attempt to replace traditional master
planning with ‘potentiality planning’ in the parallel commissioning process for
Varvsstaden, Malmö, Sweden.
The contribution to a general core of design research is an understanding of urban
design practices as cross-disciplinary, processual and situated practices of developing urban potential.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDesign Research : Synergies from Interdisciplinary Perspectives
EditorsJesper Simonsen, Jørgen Ole Bærenholdt, Monika Büscher, John Damm Scheuer
Publication date2010
ISBN (Print)978-0-415-57263-7
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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