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.

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Abstract

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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ID Code: 21164
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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ISSN: 1447-1167
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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