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Logics of enquiry exercise (directed to TU Delft Urbanism Master track)

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This is an exercise for the students of Urbanism of the TU Delft, where they have to describe where they situate themselves in the triangle representing the different logics of enquiry in Urbanism.

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Logics of enquiry exercise (directed to TU Delft Urbanism Master track)

  1. 1. Prepared by Roberto Rocco Chair Spatial Planning and Strategy,TU Delft Photo: ChernobylBob at Flickr Challenge the futureChallenge the future SpatialPlanning &Strategy Logics of enquiry in Urbanism
  2. 2. To understand our position on different logics of enquiry in Urbanism, visit our BLOG entry HERE
  3. 3. URBANISM @ TU DELFT OTB Chair: Urban an Regional Development Prof.Wil Zonneveld OTB Chair: Neighbourhood Change and Housing Prof.Maarten van Ham Chair: Environmental Technology Prof.Arjan van Timmeren Chair: Cultural History & Design Prof.Eric Luiten Chair: Landscape Architecture Prof.Dirk Sijmons Chair: Urban Design Prof.Henco Bekkering Chair: Theory & Methods Prof.Han Meyer Chair: The Why Factory Prof.Winy Maas Chair: Spatial Planning & Strategy Prof.Vincent Nadin Chair: Design & Politics Prof.Wouter Vanstiphout Section: Spatial Pla nning & Strate gy Section: Urban D esign Section: Urban L andscape rganisationalTreeoftheDepartmentofUrbanism,TUDelft,jan2013byRobertoRocco Section: Environm ental Technolo g y
  4. 4. David Goldblatt, "Saturday Morning at the Hypermarket: Semi-final of the Miss Lovely Legs Competition, Boksburg, Transvaal, 28 June 1980" Exercise from STAINTON-ROGERS,W. (2006), Logics of Enquiry, in Doing Postgraduate Research , Ed. Stephen Potter, London: Sage.
  5. 5. Different logics of enquiry do not stem only from different objects of enquiry
  6. 6. ... also stem from different world views and communities of practice Different logics of enquiry journalist feminist art critic
  7. 7. Audience (steers the logic of enquiry) Because each research paradigm implies different questions being asked, different methods to answer them and different kinds of answers. questions answers methods
  8. 8. The Practical Question TheTheoretical Question design oriented theory oriented HOWTO? WHAT IS? How to design a child-friendly city? What is a child- friendly city?
  9. 9. Urbanism UrbanismatTUDelft FemkedeJong,1234678 WuXiaxia,8765431AdriánGarcía ,567890
  10. 10. The Practical Question TheTheoretical Question design oriented theory oriented HOWTO? WHAT IS? How to design a child-friendly city? What is a child- friendly city?
  11. 11. Design Human Sciences Physical Sciences AR2U090 Methodology for Urbanism *Logics of Enquiry In this exercise, you will need to‘locate’yourself inthe hypothetical triangle that composes URBANISM at TU Delft. According to your previous education and aspirations for the future, where would you be? Mark a cross inside the triangle and write your name and country of origin near that cross. Would you add another element to this geometrical form? Is it a polygon? A square? What other categories would you add, if any?
  12. 12. Design Human Sciences Physical Sciences Methods in Urbanism: The course“methodology for urbanism”does not teach you any‘meth- ods’. It is a course about ’methodology’, which is the study of methods and philosophy of science (philosophy of science is about what knowledge is and how to get to it in a valid way). However, we discuss methods all the time! Let’s start by making a list of methods we know already, con- nected to the triangle we saw on the previous page. In the triangle below, write down examples of research methods connected to design, the human sciences and the physical sciences (or exact sciences).
  13. 13. What is the main research question for Q1? ______________________________ ______________________________ ______________________________ ______________________________ ______________________________ What is the main practical (design oriented) question? ______________________________ ______________________________ What are possible academic (theoretical) questions? ______________________________ ______________________________
  14. 14. What are methods to answer: 1. The practical question? ______________________________ ______________________________ ______________________________ ______________________________ ______________________________ 2. The theoretical questions? ______________________________ ______________________________ ______________________________ ______________________________ ______________________________
  15. 15. Thanks for listening! Questions? With special thanks to Matt Smith (ChernobylBob) of Gloucester, UK, whose photos adorn these pages. Matt’s photographs are available at: www.flickr.com/photos/chernobylbob/ Prepared by Roberto Rocco,TU Delft r.c.rocco@tudelft.nl SpatialPlanning &Strategy
  16. 16. Roberto Rocco See all my presentations at http://issuu.com/robertorocco or http://slideshare/robertorocco

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