The article `Resonances of the Unknown’ is published. It is included in the journal Kybernetes – Special Issue: Cybernetics: Art, Design, Mathematics – A Meta Disciplinary Conversation: Papers from the 2010 Conference of the American Society for Cybernetics
Guest editor(s): Ranulph Glanville and Ben Sweeting
|Title:||Resonances of the unknown|
|Author(s):||Claudia Westermann, (University of Plymouth, Plymouth, UK)|
|Citation:||Claudia Westermann, (2011) “Resonances of the unknown”, Kybernetes, Vol. 40 Iss: 7/8, pp.1189 – 1195|
|Keywords:||Architecture, Cybernetics, Gotthard Günther, Inhabitable theories, Philosophy,Poiesis|
|Article type:||Conceptual paper|
|DOI:||10.1108/03684921111160412 (Permanent URL)|
|Publisher:||Emerald Group Publishing Limited|
|Abstract:||Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to discuss the relevance of second-order cybernetics for a theory of architectural design and related discourse.
Design/methodology/approach – First, the relation of architectural design to the concept of “poiesis” is clarified. Subsequently, selected findings of Gotthard Günther are revisited and related to an architectural poetics. The last part of the paper consists of revisiting ideas mentioned previously, however, on the level of a discourse that has incorporated the ideas and offers a poetic way of understanding them.
Findings – Gotthard Günther’s conception of “You” is specifically valuable in reference to a theory of architectural design in the sense of an architectural poetics.
Originality/value – The research furthers the field of architecture by contributing to it a new theory in the form of an architectural poetics. It addresses questions of design with a procedural framework in which critical engagement is an intrinsic principle, and offers an alternative to existing discourses through a poetry of architectonic order that is open to the future.