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Author Creagh, Robyn

Title Visual Spatial Enquiry : Diagrams and Metaphors for Architects and Spatial Thinkers
Published Milton : Routledge, 2018


Description 1 online resource (209 pages)
Series Routledge Research in Architecture Ser
Routledge Research in Architecture Ser
Contents Cover; Half Title; Series; Title; Copyright; Contents; Contributor biographies; 1 Diagrams and metaphors for seeing, doing and making space; Section 1 Seeing space; 2 Time and space in words and pictures: a rear view of suburban change in Western Australia; 3 Writing visual observations: ways of watching and waiting; 4 A co-enquiry journey into early childhood settings: a rapid appraisal approach for the joint construction of knowledge; 5 Visualising travel and activity geographies of children's well-being: three layers of spatial data using mixed methods; Section 2 Doing space
6 Masking tape, mats and imagination: grounding policy7 The House Game: a visual method for eliciting Aboriginal housing parameters; 8 Split vision urbanism LA: extrapolating the visual and the textual in design research; Section 3 Making space; 9 Weaving the emergent; 10 'Negotiation-as-active-knowing' as a form of immersive visual, spatial and experiential enquiry: a case study of Mongolia; 11 The gathering method: a social setting for developing successful exegetical writing in creative fields; 12 Where are all the architects and spatial thinkers?; Index
Summary Visual Spatial Enquiry explores visual and textual ways of working within spatial research. Architects and spatial thinkers from the arts, social sciences and humanities present rich case studies from remote and regional settings in Australia to the suburbs of Los Angeles, and from gallery and university settings to community collaborations in Mongolia. Through these case studies the authors reappraise and reconsider research approaches, methods and processes within and across their fields. In spatial research diagramming can be used as a method to synthesise complex concepts into a succinct picture, whereas metaphors can add the richness of lived experiences. Drawing on the editors' own architectural backgrounds, this volume is organised into three key themes: seeing, doing and making space. In seeing space chapters consider observational research enquiries where developing empathy for the context and topic is as important as gathering concrete data. Doing space explores generative opportunities that inform new and innovative propositions, and making space looks at ways to rethink and reshape spatial and relational settings. Through this volume Creagh and McGann invite readers to find their own understandings of the value and practices of neighbouring fields including planning, geography, ethnography, architecture and art. This exploration will be of value to researchers looking to develop their cross-disciplinary literacy, and to design practitioners looking to enhance and articulate their research skills
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Space (Architecture) -- Research
Visual communication -- Research
Interdisciplinary research.
ARCHITECTURE -- Methods & Materials.
Design research.
Relational space.
Spatial enquiry.
Spatial meanings.
Textual languages.
Visual languages.
Visual methods.
Interdisciplinary research.
Space (Architecture) -- Research.
Form Electronic book
Author McGann, Sarah
ISBN 9781351726160