Intreerede prof.dr. P. Chan (Bk): design and construction management

14 februari 2020 15:00 - Locatie: Aula, TU Delft - Door: webredactie

Constructing Futures: De-sign-ing boundaries of practice

In constructing desirable futures, designers strive to create perfect worlds. This process is however far from perfect. In this address I reflect on the imperfections of constructing futures, a process that entails ongoing navigation through boundaries of practice. I draw on my previous work that, in different ways, relates to the pushing of boundaries in producing the built environment: boundaries between workers and managers, across firms and sectors, and between academic disciplines and professional practice. Thus, I argue for reconceptualising the process of designing and constructing ‘better’ descriptions of what really happens in pushing boundaries to creating the perfect future.