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Spatial Network Practices

Research by Rosie Romero (advisors: Burak Pak and Petra Pferdmenges)

|| There has been a critical shift in Spatial Design as a fact to Spatial as a matter of concern, in which the building of networks is of much more significance than the objects of architecture (Moore, 2016). These operate as interdisciplinary collectives of autonomous practices uniting around a shared vision and a common platform, leveraging their skill sets to create a unique value proposition (Morgan & Roach, 2011, p.7). The networked spatial practitioner of today acts as a public intellectual who mediates and articulates a medium for spatial design, make use of networked intelligence, and set the spatial agency in the projects to arrive at continuous co-creative processes (Wigley, 2007, p.47).

The term “Networked” in this context is not limited to the technological understanding of networking but refers to the collective performance of spatial practitioners interlinked with a wide range of actors, spaces, spatial intervention strategies, processes and instruments (Latour, 2005).

Keywords: Networked spatial practitioner, Socio-spatial agency, Collective intelligence, and Network performance