About the Book
Two kinds of knowledge are created by the research. One concerns the ways in which designers marshal their intelligence, especially their spatial intelligence, to construct the mental space within which they practice design. The other reveals how public behaviours are invented and used to support design practice. This new knowledge combined is the contribution that this research makes to the field of design practice research.
There is a clear continuity in the philosophy and approach to architectural education and research at RMIT. This discipline is characterised by teaching and research through design; project-based investigation; a qualitative and speculative focus; the promoting of innovation in industry and practice; contributions to community development through applied projects; being locally situated, regionally engaged and internationally networked We seek to explore the emergence of innovative practices within the context of international architectural debate and promote a constructive environment for learning through project-based research, critical debate and rigorous enquiry