Anthropology Seminar Series Speaker invited by Knowing From the Inside Project to talk about their project related research:- Professor Thomas Binder, The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts
Schools of Architecture, Design and Conservation.
This project is a research theme related to the KFI project.
The Things we do: Encountering the Possible
Prof. Thomas Binder, Royal Danish Academy of the Fine Arts
This presentation explores moments of becoming in the co-design laboratory that opens a path from the well-known everyday of the collaborators towards the world of the ‘possible’. It is argued that these moments grow out of the collaborative encounter, yet the encounter is not in any way confined to the here-and-now of such moments. The encounter spans, temporally and spatially, both studio and field; and, just as encountering the possible seamlessly connects to and yet also expands what is already there, such an encounter also invokes a landscape of time and space that extends both back towards the past and forward beyond the horizon of the present. Building on three successive anecdotes from previous work with collaborative design, it is suggested that it is in the particularity of the ‘things we do’ in the bodily-material engagements of the design anthropological encounter that the possible unfolds in these moments of becoming.
Room F61, Edward Wright Building