Notes and Conversations

Notes from what we are reading and talking about

Knowing what Engineering Design is and how it might intersect with mainstream design practice

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Priyamvada: Why do you think Engineering Design is not included in what is commonly known as “design”? Prayas: The “design world” is presently driven by personalities, egos and mythical concepts like “talent”. It does not appreciate the fact that imagining any system and translating it into a functional or tangible form is not as “objective” […]

The possibility of human-machine collaboration…

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How can humans and machines collaborate in a design-oriented process?

A field’s flawed perception

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I know of many fresh graduates in the field, who feel less motivated to be working in an Architect’s office than they should have been. I remember this wasn’t the case until we read about architectural practice and didn’t take a close look at it. Ironically, what we understood was architecture as an idea, as […]

On our relationship and interaction with strangers

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We associate the feeling of otherness with anything “strange”. And a stranger is the personification of that otherness. A stranger is someone we associate neither our future nor has he been a part of our past. He might or might not stay forever. But he has the power of going away completely. Results from Zick […]

Recent Conversations: (05-03-18)

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Art as discipline and art as universal are two different things altogether. As universal, art is integral to the human inclination towards creativity, imagination and its expression. Scribbling done by kids, who can barely even hold a colour pencil is what falls under art as universal, which is the non-purposeful art. When I talk about […]

Recent readings (16-02-18)

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Recently I have been reading poetry and about poetry. What a poem is and what it does to us? Some very thought-provoking readings that I came across include: Mathematics, Poetry and Beauty by Ron Aharoni and Lyric and Dramatic Poetry by Aime Cesaire Here, in both these written works, I found a common thread between […]

Knowing what Engineering Design is and how it might intersect with mainstream design practice

by | Journal, Notes and Conversations

Priyamvada: Why do you think Engineering Design is not included in what is commonly known as “design”? Prayas: The “design world” is presently driven by personalities, egos and mythical concepts like “talent”. It does not appreciate the fact that imagining any system and translating it into a functional or tangible form is not as “objective” […]

The possibility of human-machine collaboration…

by | Journal, Notes and Conversations

How can humans and machines collaborate in a design-oriented process?

A field’s flawed perception

by | Notes and Conversations

I know of many fresh graduates in the field, who feel less motivated to be working in an Architect’s office than they should have been. I remember this wasn’t the case until we read about architectural practice and didn’t take a close look at it. Ironically, what we understood was architecture as an idea, as […]

On our relationship and interaction with strangers

by | Notes and Conversations

We associate the feeling of otherness with anything “strange”. And a stranger is the personification of that otherness. A stranger is someone we associate neither our future nor has he been a part of our past. He might or might not stay forever. But he has the power of going away completely. Results from Zick […]

Recent Conversations: (05-03-18)

by | Notes and Conversations

Art as discipline and art as universal are two different things altogether. As universal, art is integral to the human inclination towards creativity, imagination and its expression. Scribbling done by kids, who can barely even hold a colour pencil is what falls under art as universal, which is the non-purposeful art. When I talk about […]

Recent readings (16-02-18)

by | Notes and Conversations

Recently I have been reading poetry and about poetry. What a poem is and what it does to us? Some very thought-provoking readings that I came across include: Mathematics, Poetry and Beauty by Ron Aharoni and Lyric and Dramatic Poetry by Aime Cesaire Here, in both these written works, I found a common thread between […]