An overview of the year - Of divergence and convergence. The first year of a phd is given to be exploratory. Mine has been somewhat of, in the words of Félix Guattari, a rhizome like exploration, with organic growth, turns of diversions and conversions. This week I have begun a piece of writing to narrate the evolution of the main stages is in a chronological and critical manner. How the key thoughts emerged, transformed and solidified.
“Theories and methods are only means, and means in design need to be complemented by a good perception of reality and a creative imagination to affect it according to established aims. The effort we need to make today is to bridge theory and practice, so that theory does not remain self-referential, and practice moves beyond intuition. Methods form that bridge”. Frascara, J., 1997