Transdisciplinary thinking for conceptualising borders and boundaries

Salama, Ashraf (2021) Transdisciplinary thinking for conceptualising borders and boundaries. In: The Dialectics of Urban and Architectural Boundaries in the Middle East and the Mediterranean. The Urban Book Series . Springer, Germany, pp. 1-8. ISBN 9783030718060; 9783030718077

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The chapters included in this section invite reflections and pave the road for discussing various notions of borders and boundaries as they manifest in architecture, urbanism, and the overall built environment of contemporary societies. In essence, they address key issues present themselves as manifestations of borders and boundaries as debated in the five chapters. They range from separation and conflict to formal and informal built environments and from continuity and fragmentation to evolution and transformations. The complexity of the issues raised in the chapters requires framing through transdisciplinary frameworks that aim to cross the boundaries of disciplines while blurring the physical and conceptual borders of these issues. Such a framing can be captured through two frameworks (Salama, 2019). The first deals with the conception and production of space and the second aims to understand housing patterns, typologies and choices from the perspective of contemporary lifestyles.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: transdisciplinarity, production of space, Henri Lefebvre, housing patterns, lifestyles, borders, boundaries, urbanism
Subjects: K100 Architecture
K400 Planning (Urban, Rural and Regional)
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Architecture and Built Environment
Depositing User: Rachel Branson
Date Deposited: 02 Aug 2022 13:08
Last Modified: 25 Apr 2023 08:00

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