Conference Proceedings

Sketching with Robots

S ROUDAVSKI, L Combs (ed.), C Perry (ed.)

COMPUTATIONAL ECOLOGIES: DESIGN IN THE ANTHROPOCENE | ACADIA | Published : 2015

Abstract

Today, human activities constitute the primary environmental impact on the planet. In this con-text, commitments to sustainability, or minimization of damage, prove insufficient. To develop regenerative, futuring capabilities, architectural design needs to extend beyond the form and function of things and engage with the management of complex systems. Such systems involve multiple types of dynamic phenomena—biotic and abiotic, technical and cultural—and can be understood as living. Engagement with such living systems implies manipulation of pervasive and unceasing change, irrespective of whether it is valued by design stakeholders or actively managed towards homeostatic or homeorhetic condit..

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