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Machine for Experiential Urban Learning: Interdisciplinary Design Research

Golden, Saul and McComish, Liam, eds. (2012) Machine for Experiential Urban Learning: Interdisciplinary Design Research. Belfast, Northern Ireland. 123 pp. PLACE Limited. ISBN 978-0-9558728-6-0 [Book (edited)]

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Abstract

This co-edited book presents qualitative research about inter-disciplinary experiential approaches to urban design. MEUL argues for a shift from object- to process-led design priorities, based on testing of a proposed design framework in Belfast. The book is published by PLACE Ltd (Planning, Landscape, Architecture, Community, Environment), Northern Ireland’s Architecture and Built Environment Centre. It is distributed through an international network of architecture centres, universities, and professional and government bodies. The Foreword is by internationally award-winning architect Liza Fior, muf architecture/art.The joint research involved over 200 people (future professionals, existing practitioners, business and government representatives, and local people in Belfast). During a series of public workshops, multi-media installations, and exhibitions throughout 2011-2012, data was gathered. Documentation includes photography, video and drawings with feedback from interviews and anonymous surveys. Several co-authored peer-reviewed publications and international conference presentations in the UK and Ireland support this output and contribute to MEUL’s co-authored Introduction and Conclusions. Golden, in a sole-authored chapter examines gaps in architects’ skills and knowledge and proposes how architects’ tacit design knowledge can positively influence local regeneration initiatives.

Item Type:Book (edited)
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Art, Design and the Built Environment > Belfast School of Art
Faculty of Art, Design and the Built Environment
Research Institutes and Groups:Art and Design Research Institute > Art and Context
Art and Design Research Institute > Creative Ecologies
Art and Design Research Institute
ID Code:26338
Deposited By: Mr Saul Golden
Deposited On:28 Aug 2013 08:49
Last Modified:17 Oct 2017 16:10

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