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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