DESIGN WITHOUT CAUSALITY: HEIDEGGER’S IMPOSSIBLE CHALLENGE FOR ECOLOGICALLY SUSTAINABLE ARCHITECTURE

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dc.contributor.author Hill, Glen.
dc.date.accessioned 2007-10-04T23:45:17Z
dc.date.accessioned 2012-12-15T02:35:05Z
dc.date.available 2007-10-04T23:45:17Z
dc.date.available 2012-12-15T02:35:05Z
dc.date.issued 2007-10-04T23:45:17Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2100/474
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/19677
dc.description.abstract Deploying Martin Heidegger’s thinking on technology, this paper attempts to show an internal contradiction inherent in our technologically oriented approach to sustainable design. Heidegger’s thinking on technology, which has had an influence both on the ecological movement and on architecture, situates the problematic shift toward modern technology at the beginning of the enlightenment with the emergence of new understandings of both the subject and the object. Each of these revolutionary understandings contribute to the reframing of nature as knowable and (therefore) controllable. Nature thus moves from a position of mystery and wonder to that of a disenchanted, predictable system, allowing the appearance of a technological orientation in which nature is framed in advance as something simply manipulable for our benefit. Unlike the Classical Realist account of nature that emerged from the enlightenment separation of subject and object, Heidegger’s formulation of the real, of nature, does not allow the same confidence in causality and control. However, design, as the engine of technological innovation in modernity, appears inseparable from the modern technological understanding of causality and control and the framing of nature as a mere resource. This problematises the possibility that design, as it is currently conceived, can contribute to achieving an ecological sustainable relation to nature. en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject ecological en
dc.subject sustainable en
dc.subject design en
dc.subject Heidegger en
dc.subject technology en
dc.title DESIGN WITHOUT CAUSALITY: HEIDEGGER’S IMPOSSIBLE CHALLENGE FOR ECOLOGICALLY SUSTAINABLE ARCHITECTURE en
dc.type Article en
utslib.copyright.status Open Access


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