Recode, Name and Displace

DS 66-2: Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Design Creativity (ICDC 2010)

Year: 2010
Editor: Taura, T and Nagai, Y
Author: Hendrickx, Arnaud
Section: Short Presentation B


This paper sketches three mechanisms for dealing with poetic knowledge in art and architecture. These are identified in the reflection on transdisciplinary action in the context of the ongoing research by design project “Art as Vacancy” which looks at the question: “Can expressive mechanisms from the art practice enrich the architectural practice (and vice versa)?”. These mechanisms, tentatively called ‘recode chunks’, ‘name things’ and ‘displacement and proximity’, are discussed as instruments to capture or change the poetic potential of designerly action. This is mainly done by transposing known linguistic mechanisms to the field of non-verbal communication.

Keywords: poetic knowledge, metaphor, architecture, art, research by design


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