Activities per year
My aim is to develop a conception of design as a profession in pursuit of artistic and academic values alike, and to convey this idea to design students in a way that makes sense to them. Accordingly, the overall research theme of the project is the relationship between design and science.
More specifically, design is about how reality might be, rather than how it is or was. So prima facie, conventional scientific ideas of systematic observation and experiments as sources of reliable knowledge seem inadequate to design. Consequently, it is a central and challenging question of the project whether designers produce reliable knowledge at all – and if so, what the subject matter of this knowledge is, and what makes it reliable?
Methodically and theoretically I draw predominantly on contemporary analytic philosophy and its debates on subjects such as the concept of knowledge, conditionals (‘if ... then ...’), modality (possibility / necessity), properties, causality, and laws of nature.
|Effective start/end date||01/02/2006 → …|
- Intern finansiering
- theory of science
- design theory and research
- philosophy of design
- knowledge production
Per Galle (Lecturer)24 Nov 2015
Activity: Talk or presentation › Lecture and oral contribution
Per Galle (Speaker)1 Apr 2014 → 3 Apr 2014
Activity: Talk or presentation › Lecture and oral contributionFile
Christopher Alexander’s Battle for Beauty: Any Prospects of Victory? (Reply to a commentary by Professor Nikos Salingaros)Galle, P., 30 Sep 2020, In: She Ji: The Journal of Design, Economics, and Innovation. p. 380-385
Publications: Contribution to journal › Comment/debate › ResearchOpen AccessFile17 Downloads (Pure)
Christopher Alexander’s Battle for Beauty in a World Turning Ugly: The Inception of a Science of Architecture? (Invited paper for special section "Reading the Classics")Galle, P., 30 Sep 2020, In: She Ji: The Journal of Design, Economics, and Innovation. p. 345-375
Publications: Contribution to journal › Journal article › Research › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile69 Downloads (Pure)