Reading Development

Random readings on society, politics and change – Jorge Carrillo

Urban Design in the Global South: Ontological Design in Practice

Paul James – Urban design tends to remake nature with the modern neatness and cultural flatness of a computer-generated verge pattern. However sensitive to cultural difference, various individual designers may be, urban planning as a regime tends to be technically and economically oriented, increasingly globalized and ontologically modern.

As the concept is used here, engaging in ontological design is defined as working explicitly in terms of what it has meant and still means to be human with all our frailties and limitations: that is, human in relation to other humans, to objects, to nature and to categories of social being, including time, space, embodiment, epistemology and performativity.

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