Organised chaos : collaborating with hands and minds
Savage, Susan M. (2005) Organised chaos : collaborating with hands and minds. TAKE, 4(Collaboration and Coalition : Creating Architectural Knowledge In Contemporary Practice), pp. 43-49.
The University of Tasmania's biennial timber workshop provides opportunity for collaborative experimentation through building. Each summer students gather for a few days to participate in another of Ian Clayton's and Robin Green's forays into timber engineering. For the duration of the workshop chaos appears to reign as nigh-on-impossible feats with timber are tested. And then another two years pass; a time during which Clayton and Green iterate another brief for the next timber workshop. And the experiment begins again. The contrast between the high-energy of the workshops and the apparent quiet of the month between the sharp bursts of experimentation and knowledge-building that the workshops bring and the long periods of reflection which allow the collaborators to finely tune their understandings of both timber engineering and teaching.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > OTHER BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (129900) > Built Environment and Design not elsewhere classified (129999)|
|Divisions:||Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering|
|Deposited On:||15 Jun 2009 00:51|
|Last Modified:||15 Jun 2009 00:51|
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