There Is No Alibi in Designing: Responsibility and Dialogue in the Design Process

Kenniff, Thomas-Bernard and Sweeting, Ben (2014) There Is No Alibi in Designing: Responsibility and Dialogue in the Design Process Opticon1826, 16 (1). pp. 1-8. ISSN 2049-8128

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Abstract

This paper explores a potential relation between architecture and ethics intrinsic to design processes when understood in terms of dialogue or conversation. We draw on separate but related research interests: one focused on the design process, especially the significance of drawing, and the other on the ethics of designing for the public realm, with reference to Bakhtinian dialogism. Our investigation concentrates on two aspects of the design process both of which can be thought of in terms of conversation – first, the relation between architect and Other, and second, the act of drawing. Through this, we support the idea that in design the ethical and the aesthetic cannot be meaningfully separated from one another. Instead, their relation must be understood as a dialogue in and of itself, as well as part of the dialogue between all participants in the design process.

Item Type: Journal article
Additional Information: © 2013 The Author(s). This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License (CC-BY 3.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited. See http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
Subjects: K000 Architecture, Building and Planning > K100 Architecture
H000 Engineering > H600 Electrical and Electronic Engineering > H672 Cybernetics
W000 Creative Arts and Design > W200 Design
V000 Historical and Philosophical studies > V500 Philosophy
DOI (a stable link to the resource): 10.5334/opt.bj
Depositing User: Converis
Date Deposited: 29 Oct 2014 03:01
Last Modified: 29 Oct 2014 09:41
URI: http://eprints.brighton.ac.uk/id/eprint/12775

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