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The Science of Multiplicities: Post-Structuralism and Ecological Complexities in Design

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This research investigates the potential contribution of the philosophy of Gilles Deleuze to design research. Through a comprehensive review of the literature an understanding of the themes of immanence and anti-essentialism in naturalism and environmental ethics was generated. Using interpretations of Deleuze’s philosophy with the sciences of complexity, I investigate the themes identified through the extension of the notion of self-organising material systems to the socio-technical realm of design research. Through the analysis of architecture and design discourses in the 1990’s an immanent field of design research is presented. The implications are drawn out through the investigation of a general ethico-aesthetic theory of design research through the comparison of problematic and axiomatic epistemology. The research concludes by presenting a better understanding of the relationship of issues of the environment and design as well as providing a conceptual framework that can enable productive dialogue between architectural and design discourses.

History

Copyright Date

01/01/2006

Date of Award

01/01/2006

Publisher

Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington

Rights License

Author Retains Copyright

Degree Discipline

Design

Degree Grantor

Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington

Degree Level

Masters

Degree Name

Master of Design

Victoria University of Wellington Item Type

Awarded Research Masters Thesis

Language

en_NZ

Victoria University of Wellington School

School of Design

Advisors

Kebbell, Sam